In 1974 Neil & Kaye Jericho bought several barrels of a 6-year-old Tawny. These wines have now been following our family for the the last 47 years as we have moved from one wine region to another. As the wine concentrated and slowly evaporated over time, Neil was able to top the barrels with a Tawny he had made, and we watched the wine continue to evolve and mature. As this wine aged, it became incredibly concentrated, and there was far too much of it for us to drink, we needed a plan for it!
After we had started Jericho Wines back in 2012, the children said that we had to make a fortified wine given Neil’s history in the industry. It was obvious then that the original barrels of tawny that Kaye and Neil bought all those years ago would form the foundation of a unique blend. Younger tawny components of 12 and 15 year old wines have been blended with the foundation barrels to produce this wine that has an average age of 24 years.
Earlier in his career, Neil worked at Campbells of Rutherglen, and Brown Brothers in Milawa, managing their fortified wine programs. In 1990 he packed the whole family up for a vintage in Portugal where he worked for the famed Taylor Fladgate & Yeatman house, studying the art of port production in its birthplace of the Douro Valley. During his years at Campbells and Brown Brothers, Neil won over 90 gold medals and 18 trophies for fortified wines in Australian wine shows.
This rich, concentrated wine is phenomenal with fine cheeses, and dark chocolate.
Extremely Limited to 244 hand bottled, labelled, wax dipped, individually signed, numbered and dated bottles.
Available on backorder
Tastings by Appointment.
0410 519 firstname.lastname@example.org Kays Road, McLaren Vale S.A. 5171
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