The Anvers 20 Years Old Tawny is indeed rare; the last Anvers Tawny blend was assembled and released in 2007. With careful blending a pinpoint balance is achieved between the nutty flavours of old Tawny stocks (some are older than 30 years) and the refreshing vibrancy provided by a small percentage of more youthful components (the youngest is five years old). The final blend has been released with an average age of 20 years.
The grapes used to produce this rare wine are sourced from South Australia. The base fortified wines are grapes such as Shiraz, Grenache, Verdelho and Touriga. After long ageing in barrels the wine changes from pale straw to the characteristic amber/tawny colour whilst gaining palate weight and an alluring sweetness.
Deep amber in colour with a hint of orange to the hue, the nose offers complex aromas of roasted walnuts and dried fruits with a hint of honey and marmalade. Warm, fullbodied and luscious on the palate with a great intensity of nutty flavours that dovetail into a sweet, complex and profoundly persistent finish.
605 cases (6 packs)
Kym Milne MW