This wine is blended from selected parcels of old fortified tawny that have been aged in large and small oak barrels. It shows developed fruit/oak characters that are nicely underpinned by the use of the fine brandy spirit.
Fonseca Tawny spends three years ageing in small wooden casks, generally holding about 630 litres. As it matures in cask, Tawny Port gradually loses the deep red 'ruby' colour of youth and takes on the seductive amber hue known as 'tawny'.
One of the best kept secrets in Australia. Galway Pipe was named after the governor of South Australia from 1914-1920, Sir Henry Galway. He would visit the winery and select the finest 'pipes' (500l barrels) of Grand Tawny. His favourite was inscribed with 'Galway's Pipe' and used exclusively at Governor House.