NV 'The Veteran' Very Old Fortified
From very long-lived Shiraz vines, fruit is left to ripen fully on the vine to maximise rich concentrated flavour. Fortified with a high quality brandy spirit, the distinctive nutty, ‘rancio’ character of this fine old Tawny is the result of more than 20 years of aging in oak barrels. During this extended maturation period the wine develops layers of depth and complexity and all the hallmark characteristics of a classic Australian Tawny.
Amber due to aging
Christmas cake, dried sultanas, apricot and orange peel
Rich, concentrated palate of fruit cake, raisins, apricot jam, and a spicy warm finish. It is the perfect indulgence. Match with dessert, dried fruit, nuts or cheeses.
Aged for 20 + years in barrel, this wine is ready to drink now and will cellar for many more years to come.
pH 3.67 | TA 5.9 g/L | Alc/vol 18.5%