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Galway Pipe Tawny Port Crowned Best Wine From Australia

Galway Pipe Tawny Port Crowned Best Wine From Australia

Galway Pipe, the leading Australian producer of fortified wines, has triumphed at the prestigious Frankfurt International Trophy 2024. With over 2,550 wines tasted from nearly 30 countries, Galway Pipe clinched two significant awards highlighting their commitment to excellence and heritage.

Galway Pipe Bourbon Barrel Tawny 10 YO was awarded the title of Best Wine from Australia in the competition, a significant accolade given the fiercely competitive category. Additionally, the Galway Pipe Grand Tawny 12 YO received the Grand Gold award, further solidifying the winemaker’s position as a leader in the production of exceptional Tawny wines.

“These awards are a testament to our hard work and passion for creating fortified wines that are steeped in tradition and appeal to contemporary palates globally. It’s an honour to be recognised on such a significant stage as the Frankfurt International Trophy,” says Chris Dix, Galway Pipe Head Winemaker and Master Blender.

Led by Head Winemaker Chris Dix and Senior Winemaker Chad Smith, Galway Pipe’s winemaking team is dedicated to producing fortified wines that honour the past and set new benchmarks in quality. Both winemakers bring a profound depth of knowledge and passion to their craft, utilising their extensive experience to create wines that are both innovative and traditional.

“The Bourbon Barrel Tawny 10 YO and Grand Tawny 12 YO are products of meticulous care and craftsmanship. These awards reflect the passion and hard work our team pours into every phase of production, ensuring that each vintage meets and exceeds the high standards we set for ourselves. This approach has not only shaped our current offerings but will also guide us as we craft the next generation of exceptional wines,” says Chris Dix.

The Frankfurt International Trophy is one of the most critical wine, beer, and spirits competitions globally, known for its rigorous standards and diverse panel of international tasters, including oenologists, sommeliers, and wine enthusiasts.

Galway Pipe represents the pinnacle of winemaking, focusing on crafting wines that embody the spirit of Sir Henry Lionel Galway’s pursuit of excellence. Nestled in Langhorne Creek, South Australia, Galway Pipe is renowned for its intense, complex fortified wines that reflect this wine region’s unique Mediterranean climate and the brand’s rich heritage. The long oak maturation period and various barrel finishes give the wines incredible depth and complexity, these wines are ready to be enjoyed now or can be cellared for many decades.

Galway Pipe Tawny Port Crowned Best Wine From Australia

Founded on a rich history of winemaking, Galway Pipe is named after Sir Henry Lionel Galway, a notable governor of South Australia who was renowned for his discerning taste in fine fortified wines. Today, Galway Pipe continues to craft wines that reflect a commitment to timeless craftsmanship and legacy. Galway Pipe’s range of fortified wines include:

Galway Pipe Bourbon Barrel Tawny 10 YO – Complex flavours on the palate such as caramel, vanilla, fruitcake, and an abundance of sweet spice notes. The small format barrel has a profound influence, amplifying the tawny’s character with exotic bourbon notes: delicate interplay of charred wood, rye, and toasted malt characters emerge, entwining harmoniously with the tawny’s essence to create a perfect union.

Galway Pipe Grand Tawny 12 YO – Aged in oak barrels for an average of 12 years, this exquisite, rich blend of character-filled grape varieties. A complex flavour profile of raisins, dried pears, grilled nuts and spicy oak. The palate is balanced with levels of sweetness and acidity, perfectly crafted and aged, ready to drink.

Galway Pipe Rum Barrel Tawny 15 YO – From carefully selected parcels, this tawny is matured in barrels for 15 years, followed by a final finish in award-winning Australian Beenleigh Rum barrels. The exceptional small batch of fifteen-year-old tawny boasts superb, dried fruit aromas and rum character, giving notes of sweet spices, coconut, clove and vanilla. Complemented by a palate of dried fig, roasted nuts and molasses character leaving a warming richness.

Galway Pipe Rare Tawny 25 YO – Fermented and aged in oak for an average of 25 years this wine is a deep tawny colour. It has a layered aroma of raisins, grilled nuts and fruit cake. The palate is defined by rich and intricate complexity with pronounced flavours of caramelised toffee, dried fruit and vanillin oak, finishing with immense length and intensity. The Galway 25 yo rare tawny project has been in the making for many years, drawing on an expansive selection of rare batches and barrels.

Galway Pipe is available nationally at retailers across the country, including BWS, Dan Murphy’s, Liquorland, First Choice and more.

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