Talijancich Wines

30 Year Old Rare Tawny

75.00
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30 Year Old Rare Tawny

75.00

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When I began in 1977 my father had already set aside ten barrels of Tawny from the late 1950’s through to the 1970’s. Five decades on, this Rare Tawny is the result.

Building on a Shiraz base, I used Grenache and a touch of Verdelho (as a madeira style), then matured in old brandy casks, this Rare Tawny displays richness and concentration, but also the complexity and texture so crucial to this unique style. Rich, concentrated and nutty, finishing medium dry rather than sweet like a liqueur.

It is produced entirely from Swan Valley fruit and each bottling represents a blend number and is signed to confirm the date of bottling. This is our most complex wine and our first Tawny.

2018 Winestate Magazine Best of the West- 4 stars

2016 Singapore Airlines Swan Valley Wine Show- Gold.

2016 Huon Hooke- Silver Ribbon with 93 points

2015 International Wine and Spirit Competition, London- Gold.

2015 Singapore Airlines Swan Valley Wine Show- Gold.

2014 Qantas Wine Show of WA, Mount Barker- Silver.

2014 Singapore Airlines Swan Valley Wine Show- Gold.

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BACK IN STOCK!

When I began in 1977 my father had already set aside ten barrels of Tawny from the late 1950’s through to the 1970’s. Five decades on, this Rare Tawny is the result.

Building on a Shiraz base, I used Grenache and a touch of Verdelho (as a madeira style), then matured in old brandy casks, this Rare Tawny displays richness and concentration, but also the complexity and texture so crucial to this unique style. Rich, concentrated and nutty, finishing medium dry rather than sweet like a liqueur.

It is produced entirely from Swan Valley fruit and each bottling represents a blend number and is signed to confirm the date of bottling. This is our most complex wine and our first Tawny.

2018 Winestate Magazine Best of the West- 4 stars

2016 Singapore Airlines Swan Valley Wine Show- Gold.

2016 Huon Hooke- Silver Ribbon with 93 points

2015 International Wine and Spirit Competition, London- Gold.

2015 Singapore Airlines Swan Valley Wine Show- Gold.

2014 Qantas Wine Show of WA, Mount Barker- Silver.

2014 Singapore Airlines Swan Valley Wine Show- Gold.

Bottle: 500ml
Winemaker's Notes: The bouquet displays complex aromas of cumquat, nuts and brandy

3 important points from the Winemaker about our fortified wines: 
- These wines should always be stored upright
- They can be enjoyed for many months after opening
- They don't benefit from long term cellaring

 

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Talijancich Rare Tawny Aged 30 Years Blend No.3 Swan Valley Western Australia

Average Score: 91

First taster: Alison Buchanan

 
Score: 89

Note: Intense amber-tawny with an amber-green rim, this is a glorious color—rather unworldy. The nose is gloriously decadent, both sweet and savory—porchetta and grilled figs, praline and candied peel, all complemented by mocha and dark-chocolate notes—rather lovely. The palate then takes a very individual trajectory. Fantastically ripe, it nonetheless sustains an ethereal bitterness of dark chocolate and espresso coffee, particularly on the protracted, layered, earthy, treacle-rich finish— intriguing.   

Second taster: Andrew Jefford
 
Score: 92


Note: Saturated twig brown, deep, dark, and evidently ancient, like a light PX. Fine, time-polished aromas, sublimated and almost ethereal. Adieu all the toffee stuff, the fig frenzy, and the seeping raisins; this is sweet but harmonious, seamless, almost floral, though the flowers would be mysterious ones that grow in the casks in darkness. Very well stewarded through time, very elegant, very poised. On the palate, this is very weighty, dense, and full—and hugely generous, too, a kind of symphony of treacle, chocolate, mint cake, and fig syrup. There’s a little of the floral refinement we saw on the nose toward the end of the palate, but it is almost subsumed in the tide of salty sugars. Grand stuff, but I almost feel it might be a little better if it was just a little less sweet; then you could see all the aromatic refinements and intricacies of age more clearly. But I’m carping...   

Third taster: Margaret Rand
  Score: 92


Note: Little nose. Sweet palate, dried figs, prunes, raisins, walnuts, dried herbs. Big, concentrated, and imposing, complex, good acidity, plenty of rancio. Very impressive.   Black treacle and lots of muscle. Pity about the lack of nose.