Tastes like: Nut and caramel praline. It has developed complex flavours of roasted almonds, spices and dried fruit from extended time in barrel with a nice touch of acidity.
Goes with: A savoury pâté and cured meats or a nut and ginger-flavoured dessert.
Average age: The Classic range is a wonderful balance of old and young material with an average of 12 years. Try the Rutherglen Ruby for a younger, sweeter version of this wine, with an average age of 2-4 years.
Cellaring: We’ve done the hard work in the winery by ageing in old fortified barrels. Once bottled, no further ageing will occur, so we recommend you enjoy within a year or two of purchase. It’s freshest within the first few weeks of opening the bottle and won’t “go off”.
What are fortified wines? Still keen to learn more about how fortifieds are made and about the four-tier classification system? Read our guide here. We also sell a fabulous range of home barrels and blending fortifieds for people who want to develop their own unique blend.
- Gold: Australian Small Winemakers Show, 2019
- Gold: Australian Small Winemakers Show, 2018
- Silver: Rutherglen Wine Show, 2019
- Bronze: Ballarat Wine Show, 2019
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