6 Perfect Scores In a Row
Thursday, August 9 2012
Australia’s most iconic wine estate, Seppeltsfield is celebrating a remarkable record for its renowned ‘Para’ 100 Year Old Vintage Tawny, receiving its sixth perfect score in a row from industry doyen James Halliday.
In his recently released 2013 Wine Companion, Mr Halliday rated the Seppeltsfield 1912 Para 100 Year Old Vintage Tawny 100/100 points. This unprecedented series of perfect scores justifies the status of the Seppeltsfield 100 Year Old Para Vintage Tawny as Australia's most illustrious fortified wine. As an annual 100%, 100 year old commercial release, it is utterly unique across the globe.
The full-bodied tawny is a landmark Australian style, certainly one of the most valuable wines in the world. It is awesome it its power and concentration, every drop holding the promise of an exquisite, life enriching experience.
Seppeltsfield's Managing Director, Warren Randall, is thrilled with the result and the endoresement provided from Australia's most influential wine critic.
"To have the 1912 vintage continue a remarkable legacy of perfect scores is very exciting. Importantly, James' review cements the status of the 100 year old Para as one of the country's true national treasures.", says Randall.
Randall highlights the dedication and patience required to produce such a wine, with over 80% of the prized liquid lost to evaporation, or the 'Angel's Share' as it matures in barrel.
Seppeltsfield is also celebrating a '5 Red Red Star' rating and a suite of high scores for its debut table wine range, placing it in the top 4% of Halliday-rated Australian wineries. This follows a significant investment from Seppeltsfield to restore its original 1888 Gravity Flow winery, specifically for the crafting of premium table wines.
Tastings of the Seppeltsfield 1912 100 Year Old Para Tawny are available at the cellar door for $30, with 100ml and 375ml bottles available for purchase at $330 and $990 respectively. They are superbly packaged and presented in luxury gift boxes with certificates of authenticity, which can be personalised with a recipient's name.
Seppeltsfield will now release a limited number of '100 point sets', comprising of one bottle each of vintages 1907 - 1912. Contact Cellar Door on ph. (08) 8568 6217 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.