#VINOMUSIC: Hiatus Kaiyote & Tawny Port

Music and Wine should be paired. We call this VINOMUSIC. 

Musically, we have kept #VINOMUSIC in the United States in previous weeks, but for this edition let’s take a long flight to the land down under. December is the official start to summer in Australia, so why not pair some summery tunes by an Aussie band paired with a local wine? Let’s!

Maybe I’m partial to tunes that are sweet because I love dessert, but “Molasses,” by Aussie soul band Hiatus Kaiyote, is just too good to pass up. The intricate songwriting from the Grammy-nominated unit is a tribute to a powerful love with an attraction that runs deep.

In a way, the characteristics of the song are very similar to that of Penfolds Club Tawny. The Australian winemaker’s tawny port is youthful but encompasses great depth, displaying an intense combination of both fruit and spirit. Aged in seasoned oak barrels, this dessert wine is a step above the rest. Sip it slowly and let lead singer Nai Palm’s sultry vocals transport you to the vibrant coast around Bondi Beach. A perfect way to warm yourself up.

Listen to “Molasses” here, and check out the live version below.

Learn more about Penfolds Club Tawny here.