21 years old represents a coming of age, and our 1999 21 Year Old Para Tawny is the perfect way to celebrate it - with a new release each and every year, making just as unique as those celebrating the milestone. Raise a glass to two wonderful vintages.
The 1999 vintage 21 Year Old Para Tawny is proudly a single vintage fortified wine, whereby parcels have been matured in old oak hogsheads. Brandy spirit has been used as the fortification element, which along with extensive oxidative aging, gives rise to roasted nut, praline and butterscotch aromas and flavors. A fine example of single vintage Tawny from extended barrel maturation, lifted, fresh & elegant.
COLOR: Medium amber with golden and red hues.
AROMA: Lifted blend of freshly baked almond and biscotti with a hint of hazelnut liqueur.
PALATE: A medium weighted elegant wine with stylish brandy spirit and the creaminess of creme brulee, coupled with lightly toasted almonds.
STYLE: Tawny styles refer to fortified wines that have been blended using red grape varietals, which in the Barossa, typically include Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre. Often, Tawny styles are carefully blended from a range of vintage years to achieve a consistent style and minimum age. The 21 year old Para Tawny however stands alone as a single vintage wine, whereby the most select parcels of 1999 vintage wine are drawn from barrel and bottled as a special celebratory release. Its style therefore has the added complexity of being a reflection of the growing conditions during a singular season.
WINEMAKER'S COMMENTS: A fine example of single vintage Tawny from extended barrel maturation, lifted, fresh & elegant.
FOOD PAIRING: Ideally suited to Cheese & Dessert. Can be served chilled, refrigerate after opening to ensure freshness.
PEAK DRINKING: Enjoy now.