The Daddy Long Legs Extremely Rare NV
The Story Behind The Name
The barrel shed that houses this wine is inhabited by hundreds of Daddy Long Leg spiders, who have kept a watchful eye over these barrels for decades. This wine is over 40 years old and only a very small quantity has been bottled, making it a very unique release.
The wine is extremely old and exemplifies a classic Australian style. The colour is of an aged wine with a soft tan appearance and tinges of green towards the edge. There is a huge array of characters in this fortified ranging from walnuts, dried raisins, caramels, toffee, molasses, caramelised cumquats and lime, melted butter and after a moment aromas of beef stock, dusty hessian, and dried herbs appear. Overall the aroma has amazing concentration. The palate has superb intensity and is fresh with flavours of baked figs, butterscotch, toffee and dried fruits such as pear and nectarine. As it opens more and more characters appear balanced with great rolling rancio length from the time spent in barrel.