De Bortoli Wines Win Top Trophy for Old Boys 21 Year Old Tawny at International Wine & Spirits Competition A Riverina Tawny has won the prestigious Trophy for Fortified Wine (Worldwide) at the 2012 International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC).
This top accolade was awarded to De Bortoli Old Boys 21 Year Old Barrel Aged Tawny, along with a Gold Outstanding Medal. The IWSC is the premier competition of its kind in the world championing a commitment to promoting the quality and excellence of the world’s best wines, spirits and liqueurs.
In a ceremony to be held at London’s Guildhall on November 14, De Bortoli Wines UK & Ireland Sales Manager, John Thorne will accept both awards for Old Boys 21 Year Old Barrel Aged Tawny, which was received by IWSC judges to this acclaim: “Glowing bronze amber in colour with deep mahogany tones. Concentration of all the elements is sublime. Dried figs, dates and currants, molasses, Christmas cake spices with a smoky, mocha burn - your tongue tingles with the amount of fabulous concentration and length on the palate. At the end of the evening, this is a taste where you could and will utterly lose yourself in pleasure.”