Ancient sticky tasting notes


I don’t often post tasting notes on wines that are more than a century old here but below are descriptions of no fewer than six centenarian wines from an extraordinary source that is just beginning to emerge on the international (and Australian) marketplace. Yalumba’s UK importers Negociants are just taking delivery of a few of these wines, including the extraordinary 1908.

See my report tomorrow on the rescue of Seppeltsfield (pictured), Australia’s most serious and comprehensive producer of fortified wines, most of them in the image of sherry and port (especially tawny port) but they are no longer permitted to...