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  • Country ranking ?

    95
  • Producer ranking ?

    1
  • Decanting time

    3h
  • When to drink

    now to 2030
  • Food Pairing

    Dark chocolate based desserts

The Story

Seppeltsfield’s founder, Joseph Seppelt and his eldest son, Benno, both possessed an incredibly long-term vision and outlook for Seppeltsfield, working tirelessly to ensure a legacy was passed on to future generations. This is manifest in Benno Seppelt’s inception of the Centennial Cellar, a remarkable system of laying down and maturing single barrels of vintage Tawny for significant ageing before release. It is believed to be the world's only unbroken lineage of single vintage wines spanning more than 130 consecutive vintages. This amazing resource allows Seppeltsfield to offer the release of wines at the 30, 40, 50,60,70,80 and 90 year anniversaries to mark a special birthday or milestone.

As a limited-edition gift, each vintage from the Seppeltsfield Centennial Collection is certified for authenticity with an individual bottle number and gift certificate.

Each year is hand bottled and exquisitely presented in a Jarrah timber gift box, with many vintages available in both a 100ml and 375ml size.

As an added touch, Seppeltsfield can customise your bottle with a personalised certificate of authenticity. Add your or a recipient’s name - or special message - to the certificate that is enclosed within the Jarrah gift box itself.

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Vintage 1917

Luminous amber toffee, enormous viscosity. Tar like in its incredible intensity with a complex brown spice mix--cinnamon bark and cardamom.

Palate

Dark and intense coffee grounds, bittersweet dark chocolate, vinocotto type acidity gives a long clean freshness to the finish 

Winemaker's Comments

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

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Information

Origin

Barossa Valley, South-Australia

Inside Information

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

1917

Varietals

Shiraz, Grenache (full varietal composition unknown)

Region

Barossa Valley

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.

Alcohol

21.4%

Volume Statement

100ml

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