In 1974 Neil & Kaye Jericho bought several barrels of a then 6-year-old fortified wine. These wines have now been following our family for 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.
After we started Jericho Wines in 2012, the family decied we had to make a fortified wine given Neil’s history in the industry. It was obvious 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.
Neil’s background in fortified wine making.
Early in his career, Neil worked at Campbells of Rutherglen, and Brown Brothers in Milawa, managing their fortified wine programs. In 1990 the family travelled to Portugal for vintage 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.
This wine will cellar indefinitely, if you can keep it that long!
Extremely Limited to 244 hand bottled, labelled, wax dipped, individually signed, numbered and dated bottles.
Tastings by Appointment.
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