50 Year Old Rare Tawny

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$3,550.00 rrp / 750ml bottle

The 50 Year Old Rare Tawny is a symbol of Penfolds heritage, typifying collaboration and shared creative expression. For Series 1, Penfolds collaborated with glass artist Nick Mount to create 330 units, individually blown and hand crafted to suit the rarity of the wine.  The wine encased captures the legacy of past and the aspirations of present winemakers, spanning almost a century of fortified history in one blend. Amongst the many individual components captured in this wine is the 1915 vintage, reported to be the foundation of the first Grandfather cask. Additionally, the 1940, 1945 vintages, the first two commercial releases of the Grandfather (in 1965 and 1969 respectively) and the first Great Grandfather release (1994). Incorporating the 1915 vintage component from Penfolds precious glass stock reserves means the Penfold 50 Year Old Rare Tawny carries a generic connectionto the earliest recorded vintage of Penfolds Grandfather Tawny.
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OriginPrimarily Barossa Valley fruit with some Riverland material.
MaturationMaturation in seasoned oak hogsheads. Some components were aged further in the original Grandfather Solera. The 1915 component, after barrel maturation was glass-aged in half-gallon flagons. Vintage components also include1940, 1945 and various vintages and blends from the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, including 1959 to 1962, 1971, 1974 and 1987.
FermentationWax-lined open slate and stainless steel fermenters depending on vintage and era. Specially selected brandy spirit of various types.
VarietyPredominantly Shiraz, Mataro, Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache.
First VintageSeries one was released in 2013.