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Yalumba Museum Reserve 50 Year Old Tawny 1964

Winemaker's Notes:

"The core of this wine, thought to have originated in the 1930s, was made from old vine varieties. At this time, they mainly consisted of Shiraz, Grenache, Dolcetto, Mourvèdre and Muscadelle. Fortified with fine pot-still brandy spirit produced in Yalumba’s very own still and then matured in oak of varying capacities and origins. During the past 50 years, evaporation each year has resulted in a rich and concentrated wine, with around 85% of the original wine disappearing, to become the 'angel's share'. Over the years it has been regularly blended with Amontillado to counteract the concentration of sugars and maintain dry finish of this exceptional old tawny style." -Winemaker's Notes*HALF BOTTLE*

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Variety: Syrah
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The Yalumba Wine Company:
Yalumba was founded in 1849 by Samuel Smith, British migrant and English brewer, who had brought his family to Angaston seeking a new life. After purchasing a 30-acre parcel of land just beyond the southern-eastern boundary of Angaston, Smith and his son began planting the first vines by moonlight. Samuel named his patch "Yalumba" – aboriginal for "all the land around&qu... Read more
Yalumba was founded in 1849 by Samuel Smith, British migrant and English brewer, who had brought his family to Angaston seeking a new life. After purchasing a 30-acre parcel of land just beyond the southern-eastern boundary of Angaston, Smith and his son began planting the first vines by moonlight. Samuel named his patch "Yalumba" – aboriginal for "all the land around". Six generations and more than 150 years later Yalumba, Australia's oldest family owned winery, has grown in size and stature, embodying all that has made the Australian wine success story the envy of winemakers the world over. Yalumba wines have a style all of their own and each have been influenced by a diverse range of elements. Elements Yalumba likes to call 'the controllables', such as the Yalumba Vine Nursery and on-site cooperage – as well as other factors that cannot be emulated by any other winery. Yalumba’s history and tradition combined with a reputation for innovation. Yalumba Announced Winestate Magazine Wine Company of the Year 2007 “Tradition, Loyalty and the spirit of Progress” Click here to download presenter. 'Our driving emotion is a responsibility to leave a legacy and a desire to make a difference' ROBERT HILL SMITH - Fifth generation Yalumba proprietor 'The Hill Smith family has always had a good eye for an exceptional vineyard site' ROBIN NETTELBECK - Viticulturist 'At Yalumba, no aspect of winegrowing or winemaking is left to chance' ALAN HOEY - Winemaker 'A winemaker's challenge is to add an individual element to each wine. We hope to provide enjoyable, multi-dimensional wines' BRIAN WALSH - Winemaker 'Articulating which wine style Yalumba does best is almost as difficult as asking a parent to name a favourite child' SAM HILL SMITH - Joint proprietor, gallery owner 'The journey of 'Rare & Fine' has been one of trial, error and learning and certainly a rewarding one' ROBERT HILL SMITH 'I am proud to be the 7th master cooper at Yalumba; it's a longstanding tradition and unique amongst today's winemakers' ANDREW BROAD - Master Cooper 'Admiration not imitation - this is undoubtedly the catch-cry of the Yalumba winemaker' ROBERT HILL SMITH 'Our work with Viognier is testament to our willingness and confidence to look to the future' LOUISA ROSE - Winemaker 'We are committed to minimising environmental impact for a sustainable, successful future' CECIL CAMILLERI - Environmental Manager 'Our goal is to be the finest independent Australian Winemaker and Wine Ambassador' ROBERT HILL SMITH Read less

External Reviews for Yalumba Museum Reserve 50 Year Old Tawny

External Review
Vintage: NV 03/21/2014

Deep amber color. A wild exotically perfumed bouquet exudes toffee orange peel caramel toasted nuts and cherry pit with a spicy topnote. Sweet penetrating and impressively lithe for its sweetness offering intense toffeed apple fig paste and caramel flavors along with a touch of gingerbread. Closes with excellent clarity and length leaving smoke toffee and cinnamon notes behind. Stephen Tanzers IWC.


External Review
Vintage: NV 06/20/2014

Yalumba is a fabulous source of antique fortifieds that often sell for a song. The non-vintage Museum 50 Year Old Antique Tawny is spectacular. Readers who love the smell and taste of maple syrup melted caramel toffee and pruny berry fruit will adore this fragrant medium amber-colored full-bodied unctuous fortified treasure. None of these Australian fortifieds improve in the bottle but they rarely change and can be kept for a long time... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.



"The core of this wine, thought to have originated in the 1930s, was made from old vine varieties. At this time, they mainly consisted of Shiraz, Grenache, Dolcetto, Mourvèdre and Muscadelle. Fortified with fine pot-still brandy spirit produced in Yalumba’s very own still and then matured in oak of varying capacities and origins. During the past 50 years, evaporation each year has resulted in a rich and concentrated wine, with around 85% of the original wine disappearing, to become the 'angel's share'. Over the years it has been regularly blended with Amontillado to counteract the concentration of sugars and maintain dry finish of this exceptional old tawny style." -Winemaker's Notes*HALF BOTTLE*

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