Extremely proud to win Best Fortified in Show at the Barossa Wine Show 2022! Ron has outdone himself picking up a Trophy for Museum Fortified for the third time. Rare Muscat was crowned Best Fortified in Show after patiently sitting for 25 years developing richness and depth of flavour. The ultra-ripe grapes hang on until late in vintage when the berries shrivel and we get the best flavours and natural sweetness.
We really appreciate this win and thank the whole show team, Barossa Wine and trophy sponsor Tarac Technologies. We love the feedback from the judging panel ‘Integrated sweetness, lovely luscious flow set the gold apart’.
Previous years have seen Rare Semillon and Rare Tawny get similar honours in the Best Museum Fortified Classes. These are special limited releases that have taken decades to develop richness, complexity and depth of flavour. We think of them as “liquid gold”. Every time we take a sip, we think of the “angels share”, the wine that evaporates to the heavens during the ageing process.
All entries from around the Barossa region were of such high calibre, we’re proud to be among the same company. Congratulations to all other medal and trophy winners.
Rare 25 Year Old Muscat won Best Fortified in Show
Rare 25 Year Old Fronti won SILVER
Rare 30 Year Old Tawny Grenache won SILVER
To see all other 2022 Barossa Wine Show results click here.
Fortified wines have a long history in the Liebich family. We are proud to continue the tradition of carefully ageing different varieties grown on our property. We grow Grenache, Semillon, Muscat, and Red Frontignac grapes especially to produce these styles.
Ron has been patiently curating family museum stocks, which have been maturing in barrel over many decades. There are barrels of all shapes and sizes that evolve and develop over time to reflect the glories of yesteryear. Ron was fortunate to have enough wine from three different varieties to qualify for being called “Rare” meaning an average blend age of 20 years or more. We are aligning our wine names with the fortified classification system as developed by Winemakers of Rutherglen. Australia has a long history of fortified winemaking. Learn more about it in this Wine Australia Fortified Wines
We’re thrilled to share these rare wines with you that have sat patiently for over 25 years. Every time you take a sip, think of the “angels share”, the wine that evaporates to the heavens during the ageing process. These are sensational sipping for a special occasion.
They are available from Liebichwein cellar door and online. All bottles are filled into 200ml bottles that are specially printed with gold ink. They are labelled and sealed with a wax stamp by hand at the winery. These rare indulgent wines are highly limited stocks.
Rare Muscat aged 25 years
Burnt toffee explodes on the syrupy palate and lingers long.
Rare Frontignac aged 25 years – Gold at Barossa Wine Show 2021
Honey and raisins explode on the syrupy palate and lingers long.
Rare Tawny aged 30 years
An exquisite aged Tawny style port capturing the essence of raisins and spices in a syrupy mouthful.
We’re absolutely thrilled with results from the Barossa Wine Show 2018. Ron has outdone himself picking up a Trophy for Museum Fortified for the second year in a row. Rare Tawny was crowned Best Museum Red Fortified. Last year saw Rare Semillon get a similar honour in the Best Museum White Fortified Class.
All entries from around the Barossa region were such high calibre, we’re proud to be among the same company. Congratulations to all other medal and trophy winners.
Other Liebichwein medal winners:
Rare Frontignac = SILVER (yet to be released)
2018 Vintage Fortified Petit Verdot (baby VP – yet to be released) = BRONZE
Enjoy an intimate taste experience based on the concept of terroir. Be taken on a journey of flavour through four varieties of premium fortified wines matched to divine handmade chocolate truffles. Liebichwein?s luscious fortifieds range from two to twenty years old ? a rare treat!
Wines to enjoy are Fortified Frontignac, Muscat, Semillon and Grenache-based Tawny. Bonus taste of a rare family barrel sample.
Please allow 30 minutes anytime between 2-4pm to relax and indulge.