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Penfolds Fortified Masterclass

Penfolds will be proudly presenting a selection of its revered Tawnies side by side for the first time in the UK, including the 50 Year Old Rare Tawny, produced in extremely limited quantities and regarded as a true collectors’ item.

Revered around the world as the producer of Australia’s most iconic wine, Penfolds Grange, Penfolds long tradition of fortified wine production may be less well-known, but is equally impressive.

This history dates back to 1844 when Dr Christopher Penfold and his wife, Mary, arrived in Australia from the UK, where they swiftly began inventing tonics, brandies, and fortified wines made from grapes and Australian sunshine. Since then, generations of Penfolds winemakers have been custodians of the brand’s rich, fortified winemaking traditions, continuing to push boundaries, making beautifully concentrated and complex fortified wines which are now living history, with some components in barrel dating back to 1915.

Today, Penfolds fortified production focuses on ‘tawny’ styles, labelled according to its minimum average blended age, with tawnies ranging in age from the award-winning 10 Year Old Father Grand Tawny to the beguiling 50 Year Old Rare Tawny, produced in very limited quantities.

Whatever age, all Penfolds Tawnies share a theme of freshness, authenticity, full-bodied flavour, and of course, the unmistakable Penfolds House Style.

The Penfolds Fortified Masterclass will be presented by Toby Amphlett, Penfolds Brand Ambassador for the EMEA region.

Masterclass time: 3.00pm, Bishop Partridge Room

Wines to be tasted

  1. Penfolds 10 Year Old Father Grand Tawny
  2. Penfolds 20 Year Old Grandfather Rare Tawny
  3. Penfolds 30 Year Old Great Grandfather Rare Tawny
  4. Penfolds 50 Year Old Rare Tawny

Attendance at the Masterclass is by invitation from Penfolds only. Details on how to request an invitation will be released shortly.

If you have not already registered to attend the Big Fortified Tasting, you can do so via the link below.

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