N.V. Hardys Whiskers Blake Classic Tawny Port

Year: N.V.
Appellation: South Eastern Australia
Country: Australia
Wine Spectator: 88
Vinous Media: 89
Wine Enthusiast: 88
Fortified Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 18.0%
Price :
$8.99

One of our favorites is back! We can think of no better way to finish any meal than with a glass of one of Australia's finest Tawny Ports. Loaded with caramel, chocolate and almonds, this is like drinking a liquid candy bar. GREAT VALUE AND YUMMEY!

"Sweet and silky, balancing its roasted hazelnut, coffee and bitter chocolate flavors with a thread of cherry. The finish lingers gently. Drink now. 7,300 cases made." (WS)

"Pinkish amber. Spicy redcurrant and toffee aromas are complicated by orange peel, molasses and fresh rose. A delicate and nicely focused tawny with toffeed apple and pear flavors and an exotic blood orange quality emerging on the back. This rather understated port shows good finishing lift and a lingering salted caramel character." (VM)

"BEST BUY, This widely available, bargain-priced tawny remains an Australian classic, offering toffee and walnut aromas and flavors along with dust-covered leather and just a hint of fresh fruit. It's lighter in weight than you might expect from a Port-inspired New World wine, but offers a tasty drop on a wintry evening." (WE)

Winery Notes:
Tasting Note:
Rich tawny colour with olive hues. The nose is reminiscent of chocolate with coffee overtones. The palate is smooth and mellow with good length and a dry finish. Classic nutty characters are also evident in this flavoursome wine.

Background Information:
“Whiskers” The Man: Whiskers Blake was a roguish little bloke who worked in Hardys Tintara vineyard around the turn of the century. His job was scaring birds from the grapes with an old 8 gauge shotgun. He also took it upon himself to regularly test the products.

What’s The Difference:
Whiskers Blake Port was especially selected from premium aged tawny ports. All components were matured in small oak casks for an average of 8 years. The wines were blended to attain the classic characters and qualities of an outstanding Tawny Port.