YALUMBA Museum Reserve 50 Year Old Wine
The core of this wine, thought to have originated in the 1930s, was made from old vine varieties.
YALUMBA Museum Reserve 50 Year Old Wine by  - Wine Country: Australia - Wine Region: South Australia wines - Wine Type: Shiraz - Wine Category: Red Blended Wines
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Museum Reserve 50 Year Old
Tawny NV
Samuel Smith, founder of Yalumba, first began
making wines at his Angaston winery almost
150 years ago and the production of fortified
wines has long been part of that history. Today,
Yalumba maintains its reputation for premium
quality fortified wines by occasionally releasing
very small parcels of show reserve stocks.
Made in the period immediately after WWII,
this precious parcel of Australian wine history
represents the very finest and oldest ever
released from our reserved stocks of showcase
wines. Deep golden tawny in colour, the aroma
developed over all these years features burnt
caramel and spices with pungent wood aged
rancio characters. The immense concentration
of flavour imparts a firm tangy richness to the
middle and intense rancio complexity persists in
the aftertaste.

The core of this wine, thought to have originated in the 1930s, was made Vintage NV
from old vine varieties. At this time, they mainly consisted of Shiraz,
Grenache, Dolcetto, Mourvèdre and Muscadelle. Fortified with fine pot-still Region Barossa Valley
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each year has resulted in a rich and concentrated wine, with around 85% of Oak Treatment Over 50 years in oak
the original wine disappearing, to become the 'angel's share'. Over the years quarter puncheons.
it has been regularly blended with Amontillado to counteract the
concentration of sugars and maintain dry finish of this exceptional old Alc/Vol 19.1%
tawny style.

A Barossa Valley boy to the core, David Zimmermann joined Yalumba in
1967 as a Laboratory Assistant under the watchful eyes of Rudi Kronberger
and Peter Wall. In 1973, Zimm joined the winemaking team. Since 1986 he
has been solely responsible for the production of all Yalumba's range of
fortified wines. As well as the importance of having top quality fruit for
producing great fortified wines, Zimm still regards the traditional fortified
winemaking philosophies and techniques learnt from Rudi as foremost for
producing fortified wines of execptional character

96 points - "... Made from a blend of Shiraz, Grenache, Dolcetto,
Mourvèdre, and Muscadelle shortly after World War II, it's dark amber
color is followed by sweet notes of roasted nuts, molasses, maple syrup,
caramel, toffee, and brandy-macerated berry fruit. The aftertaste goes on
for 60+ seconds. Drink it over the next decade. Its pretty spectacular
The Wine Advocate, USA, 23 August 2003
Wine Details
Wine Name : YALUMBA Museum Reserve 50 Year Old
Wine Type : Shiraz
Wine Category : Red Blended Wines
Wine Producer :
Wine Country : Australia
Wine Region : South Australia wines
Wine Submitted By
Vineyard : Yalumba
Town : Angaston
Country : Australia
Owner :
Tel : +61 88561 3200
URL : http://www.yalumba.com


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