Grand Topaque (20 years old) - Riverina NSW
The Muscats and Topaques (Tokays) of the Australian wine industry are unique. The Spanish very old Pedro Ximinez sweet sherries are close with their beautiful old "Rancio" flavours layered with the characteristic Flor sherry flavours.
Our Topaque is made up of a blend of material with an average age of more than 20 years. This gives the affect of drying out the palate a little. The sweetness has not gone away, it has just been balanced by the extra "Rancio" flavour. Compare this to the 5yo Topaque that still shows all its fruit sweetness - or even mix the two to change it up. Serve it up to your wine friends and tell them you paid $30 for the half bottle.