Appearance: Classic tawny colour with streaks of amber.
Bouquet: An array of aromas are on display with dark raisined fruits, mocha, hints of vanillin oak and nutty aged barrel characters.
Palate: Initially luscious with richly concentrated fruit and nut flavours. Nuances of mocha and coffee have integrated over time with vanillin oak to develop complex, barrel aged flavours in harmony resulting in a smooth, lingering drying finish.
Winemaking: Fruit is allowed to stay on the vine until very sweet and an intense concentration of flavours has developed. After crushing and partial fermentation to retain some sweetness, the wine is pressed and then fortified with a neutral spirit prior to maturation in small and large format oak casks.
Wine Analysis: Alc/Vol: 19.50% pH: 3.34 TA: 6.5 g/L
Cellaring: With an average age of 21 years, Old Boys Barrel Aged Tawny can be cellared for extended maturation in bottle but is blended to be enjoyed on opening at any time.
Suggested Cuisine: Tawnys are a traditional after dinner wine that can be savoured with a platter of cheeses or a rich fruit or chocolate dessert.
General Characteristics: Sweet Medium Bodied
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