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Yalumba Museum Reserve 50-year Old Tawny

 

96 points - "Medium brown colored with a slightly green rim, the NV Museum Reserve 50 years Old Tawny Port presents a fragrant earthy character on the nose with notes of earth, old barn planks and underbrush over roasted brazil nuts, praline, treacle, baklava, and cassia. Not overly sweet and with very crisp acid it has lots of complex layers, finishing long and nutty. Love it. It’s designed to drink now."

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate (USA) #192, December 2010

 

98 points - "Yalumba is a fabulous source of antique fortifieds that often sell for a song. The non-vintage Museum 50 Year Old Antique Tawny is spectacular. Readers who love the smell and taste of maple syrup, melted caramel, toffee, and pruny, berry fruit will adore this fragrant, medium amber-colored, full-bodied, unctuous, fortified treasure. None of these Australian fortifieds improve in the bottle, but they rarely change and can be kept for a long time. Once opened, they should be consumed within 4-7 days."

Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate (USA) #155, October 2004

 

96 Points - "The star of this trio is the Museum Release 50-Year Old Tawny. Made from a blend of Shiraz, Grenache, Dolcetto, Mourvédre, and Muscadelle shortly after World War II, it's dark amber color is followed by sweet notes of roasted nuts, molasses, maple syrup, caramel, toffee, and brandy-macerated berry fruit. The aftertaste goes on for 60+ seconds. Drink it over the next decade. Its pretty spectacular stuff, but almost every fortified wine I've tasted from Australia has been special." Click here for full story.

Robert M. Parker, Jr.'s, The Wine Advocate (USA), August 23, 2003

 

Highly Recommended - "The colour is quite pale, and there are definite drying sherry-like overtones which are reinforced by obvious wood acid.  However, the complexity and persistence of flavour carried it through."

Winewise (AUS), June 2001

 

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