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Some precious old blocks of ancient vine Grenache still remain after a government sponsored program to cull unproductive vineyards during the 1980s. Yielding excruciatingly small harvests of the most characterful fruit, these wizzened old veterans deliver small batch vintages which are evocative of the old world classics from Cotes du Rhone. The enduring Wirra Wirra were established 1894, their eclectic range belies the splendour of small parcels which are separately handled and bottled for exclusive release. The Absconder draws fruit from vines planted a century ago, it merits a breathing and decant, an articulation about the sublime excellence of old vine Australian Grenache... The compelling case for old vines grenache»
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Warres Otima 10 Year Old Port 500ml CONFIRM VINTAGE

Touriga & Tinto Douro Portugal
Warre's launch of Otima Old Tawny caused a revolution in Port that introduced a completely new concept, rejuvenating Port's appeal to younger enthusiasts. Otima is now widely acknowledged as the most successful new development in the Port trade for over 25 years. Otima is is a non vintage ten year old Tawny Port with light delicate palate, contemporarily fashioned in an attractive modern bottle.
Available in cases of 6
Case of 6
$299.50
The merit of Otima was to show Port's versatility as an all year round, anytime drink, appealing to both women and men, dispelling many of the myths attached to Tawny Old Port. A blend of traditional Portuguese varietals from the Douro Valley, Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz and Tinto Cão. Fruit is vinified at 24�C to 28�C by the action of natural yeasts. Once the must has achieved desired degree of sweetness, usually within forty eight hours, the wine is fortified by the addition of a 77% grape brandy, a balance of 80% must and 20% brandy.
Rich tawny colour. Excellent nose of nuts and hints of mature fruit. On the palate light and delicate, beautifully rounded, with hints of dried fruits and long elegant finish. Decanting is not required, Otima is ready to drink on release and will maintain its quality within the bottle. Serve slightly chilled or at at room temperature, superb with cheese, nuts or dried fruit after a meal or on its own.
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