In 1844 Christopher Rawson Penfold planted vines on the slopes of Magill to produce fortified wines. Penfolds is now proud to present a range of fortified wines that is a continuation of more than 160 years of winemaking tradition.
For nearly 60 years Penfolds Club has been one of Australia's favourite choices of Tawny. Beginning life as Penfolds Five Star Club Tawny in the 1940s, this wine has grown with the nation.
- SA - Barossa
- South Australia
Winery Tasting Notes
Penfold’s Club Tawny began its life in the 1940s as Penfolds Five Star Club Tawny Port, however the term ‘port’ is no longer used by Penfolds, in accordance with international standards and trade agreements.
The Club styles use a modified Solera System for early release with an average age of around three years. The Riverland and the Barossa Valley are the principal sources of Penfolds Tawny fruit and the Club Tawny in particular has a significant Riverland component.
The choice of fortification spirit is an important one. The style and quality of spirit, which add complexity and mouth-weight, can have regional differences. Penfolds uses two different spirit types, both of which have a similar character: rich, full and oily, varying only in the level of intensity. The primary function of the spirit is to accentuate primary fruit qualities and add initial complexity. In the case of Penfolds Club Tawny, the spirit chosen is lighter in intensity, allowing the primary fruit qualities to shine through.