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Woodstock 'Old Secret' McLaren Vale Rare Fortified 150ml Wooden Gift box
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Pioneer winemaker and founder of WOODSTOCK Wine Estate, the late Douglas Collett stored away fortified Grenache and Shiraz to make Tawny style wines in McLaren Vale since the early 1970's. He preferred to use old imported Cognac and Whisky barrels that still retained some spirited aged characters. Barrel aging slowly oxidises the fruit aromas and flavours creating Rancio character. The red hues are replaced with brown or "Tawny" colours. Over the decades, records were misplaced and the trusty barrel chalk marks faded leaving us guessing the age of these wines. Under the cobwebs in a corner of an old shed, I found some old, near empty barrels. Most of their contents had evaporated to "the Angels share". Because we have no records, we refer to this wine as the OLD SECRET. My son Peter and I used a special pump to extract this old syrup-like wine because it is so thick. Water and alcohol evaporated over time, concentrating the sugars, acids, minerals and flavours left behind. We hope you enjoy our OLD SECRET.
Concentrated as a heavily reduced demiglaze that you might pour over a beef fillet or rare steak. The flavours are so concentrated and so complex that you could only compare it with very old Seppeltsfield Para ports. An extraordinarily simpatico partner for chocolate. It’s amazing that it’s so fresh considering its age and the circumstances of its maturation and belated discovery.
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- Pioneer winemaker and founder of WOODSTOCK Wine Estate, the late Douglas Collett stored away fortified Grenache and Shiraz to make Tawny style wines in McLaren Vale since the early 1970’s.
- Fruity aromas and flavours creating Rancio character.
- Perfect gift for the discerning connoisseur.
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