My first job after completing high school was working in an old cellar in the Barossa Valley filling and stacking port barrels with an “Old Codger” (old man). Each day the two of us would finish work with a glass of port and share a few stories. What a civilised way to finish the day!
Over recent years I have put together a Solera of old fortified wines. It is from this Solera that I have prepared the blend of tawny port that I call “Old Codger”.
“Old Codger” tawny is a blend of wines from both Langhorne Creek and the Barossa Valley and has an average age of 8 years. The port shows great complexity and has much rancio butterscotch like flavours a result of blending my older fortifieds with the younger fresher components.
Blending using a Solera system gives consistency to the style and quality from year to year.
A wonderful combination of flavours! I trust you’ll enjoy it!
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