True tawny in colour, with a lifted bouquet reflecting the age and class of the wine. Caramel, coffee, chocolate and spice aromas are predominant. The palate is vibrant and textured with a lingering aftertaste produced by many years maturation in small oak casks. Complex rancio and roasted nut characters perfectly balance the long finish.
Peak Drinking: Now
Accolades “Subtle oakiness, fresh aromas of raisins and citrus with nice nuttiness. Beautifully aged palate has a seamless balance of nutty rancio flavours. Good acidity.” 5 Stars “An excellent class of Australian tawnies! The best were Grand rare old classics with excellent maturation character.” Winestate Magazine, Fortified Tasting, May/June 2016
“The Gralyn Estate NV Tawny was the top wine in class. It showed great complexity with freshness and balance.” Judge, Wine Show of Western Australia 2017
“An aromatic combination of liqueur, spicy Shiraz fruit and chocolate on the nose and flavours of caramel and toffee with a drying finish. Shows good freshness its age.” 5 Stars “We have better ‘ports’ than Portugal”, suggested one judge. Winestate Magazine, Fortified Tasting, May/June 2014
Awards Best of Style, nominated for Wine of the Year Finals, Winestate Magazine 2017 Gold Medal, Class 43, Wine show of Western Australia 2017 Gold Medal, Class 42, Qantas Wine Show of Western Australia 2013 Gold Medal, Class 85, Australian Small Winemakers Show 2013 Gold Medal, Class 69, Perth Royal Wine Show 2010