Saturday, February 1, 2020

Penfold's Club Tawny, February Wine Pick of the Month

Penfold's Club Tawny

It's February again so it's time to pull out a fortified wine and keep yourselves warm! This year I've picked a staple of mine for when things get cold: Penfold's Club Tawny. It's made with Mataro (AKA Mourvédre), Shiraz (AKA Syrah), and Grenache (AKA Garnacha) from South Australia, and then produced in the Tawny style of Port. They've been making this stuff for almost 60 years and it's always one of the best deals out there for fortified wine, and it's got an 18% ABV so be careful!

The color of the wine is cherry red turning into brick, and on the nose there'e aromas stewed plums, cherry sauce, dried apricots, caramel, and mint. It's got a full body with a wonderful lipsmacking sweetness that doesn't get out of hand and a nice acidity to compliment it. There's flavors of stewed plums, raisins, cherry sauce, dark chocolate, walnuts, and brown sugar. I just love everything about this.

The snow is coming, and sipping some Club Tawny in between shovelings will keep you warm and happy. Cheers, guys!

QUALITY VS PRICE RATING
Price: $15
Rating: 4.5/5 = Recommended / Highly Recommended (what does that mean?)

The bottle used was purchased by myself with my own money for the purpose of this unpaid review. To have your wine reviewed follow this link.

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