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Seppeltsfield 1918 Para Vintage Tawny 375ml

Seppeltsfield 1918 Para Vintage Tawny 375ml

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  • Colour

    Deep brown with luminous amber hues

    Aroma

    Tar like in its incredible intensity with a complex brown spice mix--cinnamon bark and cardamom

    Palate

    99% cocoa chocolate, spreads slowly across the palate--a superior melt ; persistent roasted coffee and cardamom flavours with dried fig and vinocotto acidity ensuring the finish is refreshing and smooth.

    Winemaker's Comments

    A wine of almost indescribable concentration and complexity. Has often be referred to as 'the essence of wine'.
  • Award

    100/100

    Event

    2019 James Halliday Wine Companion

  • Style

    Like Seppeltsfield's many expressions of Tawny, the wine's composition is made up of red grape varietals and is fortified with Brandy spirit.

    Vintage

    1918

    Varietals

    Shiraz, Grenache (full varietal composition unknown)

    Region

    Barossa Valley

    Winemaking

    The very finest parcels of Grenache and Shiraz are selected each year from the Seppeltsfield estate vineyards and reserved for the crafting of the 100 year old Tawny. Amongst other traditional techniques, the fruit is crushed in the Seppeltsfield Gravity Flow Winery. The wine is fortified with Brandy spirit and directed to old oak barrels to rest within the renowned Centennial Cellar. Topping barrels are used to keep a dedicated 100 year old barrel as full as possible, as it evaporates over time. The wine is then progressively transferred into smaller barrels as it continues to evaporate and build in concentration. An estimated 3% is lost each year to the 'angels share', with the wine continually concentrating in flavour, aroma and viscosity during its maturation in barrel.

    Maturation

    Following open tank fermentation, the wine is fortified with Brandy spirit and directed to old oak barrels to rest within the renowned Centennial Cellar.

    Winemaker

    Fiona Donald

    Alcohol

    21.6%

    Volume Statement

    375ml

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