Ranked #6 of 24 N/V Shiraz Mourvèdre from Barossa Valley
Medium to pale tawny brown colour with a yellow rim. Fantastic complexity. Smoky leather, old chesterfield couch, with softness and smooth texture, savoury and multi-faceted, tremendous intensity and persistence, a great wine. The finish is clean and dry despite the sweetness of the wine.
Drink: 2013 to 2013
92 Points Robert Parker
The 20 year old Penfolds Grandfather Rare Tawny is a pale tawny color with a touch of brick. On the nose it is a bit spirituous and shows notes of raisins and fruit cake, some hazelnut and crème brulée. The palate shows even more nuttiness and depth along with greater freshness and acidity, though it seems drier than the Father. It finishes very long almost like a sweet oloroso or amontillado.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Lisa Perrotti-Brown. October, 2014