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Angove Family Winemakers Premium Vintage Fortified Shiraz has been crafted in the traditional manner from carefully selected Shiraz grapes grown on the company’s estate vineyard. The skilful addition of our own St Agnes brandy spirit during fermentation has enabled the rich fruit character of the ripe Shiraz grapes to be retained. The end result is a superbly rich, full bodied wine with luscious fruit characters on the nose and palate.
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This Rare Tawny has an average age of 15 years with much of the wine being significantly older than this and the oldest parcel being sourced from the 1971 Vintage. In assembling this blend we have looked to encompass an aged rancio complexity with copious mixed spice characters derived from storing in our winery on the top barrel stacks where the temperature is signifi cantly warmer. A large proportion of the wine is crafted from Frontignan (27%) and Grenache (23%) with the balance being a combination of Palomino, Trebbianno and Gordo giving this wine has a lifted floral note on the long well balanced palate.
Aged in old brandy hogsheads some of which were first filled when we had a functioning winery at the Original Tea Tree Gully Cellars and fortified using both neutral grape spirit and premium brandy spirit the barrels in the solera were topped from Vintage fortified material when required.
James Halliday Australian Wine Companion - 2013 Edition
"Burnt umber colour; a lusciously rich yet nimble mix of fruitcake, mocha, toffee, bitter chocolate and brandy snap. Another major surprise, winning the top-gold medal in the small volume, aged fortified tawny class in the National Wine Show 2011, causing judges to comment ‘a classic example of the style’."
Sydney Royal Wine Show 2013, Journalists Club Trophy for best Port
Sydney Royal Wine Show 2013, GOLD
Australian Inland Wine Show Awards 2012, GOLD
Australian Inland Wine Show Awards 2012, "Chris Killeen Memorial Trophy - Best Fortified Wine of Show"
Australian Inland Wine Show Awards 2012, Trophy "Best Wine - Riverland Region"
Riverina Wine Show 2012, Bronze
Riverland Wine Show 2012, GOLD & Trophy 'Best Fortified Red Classes 49-54'
Royal Hobart Wine Show 2012, Bronze
Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2012, Silver/90 Points
Royal Queensland Wine Show 2012, Bronze
Royal Sydney Wine Show 2012, Silver
Rutherglen Wine Show 2012, Bronze
National Wine Show 2011, GOLD
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