N.V. Yalumba Aged Tawny 50 Years Old 500 ml

Year: N.V.
Appellation: Australia
Country: Australia
Wine Advocate: 94
Fortified Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 22.0%
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"The NV Rare Aged Tawny 50 Years Old is hugely concentrated in all respects. Dark, almost scorched-earth notes join dried dates and figs, yet there's also a searing level of bergamot-like acidity, which helps keep things balanced and (relatively) drinkable. Of course, there's black walnuts and molasses, plenty of rancio character and tremendous length. For pure pleasure, I prefer the 30-year-old bottling, but this is very impressive.

Yalumba's roving ambassador, Jane Ferrari, was recently in New York to launch the winery's line of old tawnies and the latest release of its new flagship, The Caley. Both are not to be missed by lovers of Australian wine. Unfortunately, both come with price tags that will limit the likelihood of being purchased. The Samuel's Collection trio of Grenache, Shiraz and Viognier are more popularly priced, representing solid values for around $20." (WA)

Winery Notes:
Deep golden tawny in colour with pronounced green edges indicating exceptional wood age. The aroma exudes spicy aged characters from extensive maturation in small oak casks. Still vibrant and fresh, yet complex with vanillin and burnt toffee, dark chocolate and Christmas pudding. The flavours of rich fruit cake with dried fruits and nuts, caramel and honey merge with the intense aged complexity. The palate is silky and luscious with a beautiful aged concentration imparting a firm, piquant richness that lingers persistently.