2002 Seppeltsfield 21 Year Old Para Tawny
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2002 Seppeltsfield 21 Year Old Para Tawny

Barossa Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$99. 99
$1199.88 Dozen
ABV: 20%
Closure: Stelvin

The Seppeltsfield 2002 Single Vintage Para Tawny is a single vintage fortified wine, with maturation taking place in old oak hogsheads for 21 years. Founded in 1851 by Joseph and Johanna Seppelt, Seppeltsfield in the Barossa Valley boasts a heritage steeped in pride and value, emerging just 15 years after South Australia's European settlement.
Alc. 20%

Other Reviews....
Seppeltsfield is a national treasure for its fortified wines and every time I drive past my eyes light up at the sight of the old gravity-fed winery and the memory of the smell in the fortified cellar fills my wee noggin. I love the place. A tawny with 21 years under its belt in front of us here. Medium-tawny in the glass with the usual head-spinningly complex array of aromas and flavours that make us flip our lids for this stuff. Candied citrus fruits, fruitcake spices, mahogany, brandy snaps, Christmas cake, toffee, rancio, roast and candied nuts and layer upon layer of spice and comforting whiffs of warm, woody tones and leather. Viscous, unctuous and wildly complex, the transposition of aroma to flavour completes and then starts multiplying, reaching a crescendo before slowly fading at a glacial pace with an amazing length of flavour and sense of freshness. Wonderful. Drink 2023 - 2053.
97 Points
Dave Brookes - Halliday's Australian Wine Companion

If anything in the fortified realm nudges perfection, this is it. Typical aromas of molasses, orange verbena, roasted walnut husk, tamarind, clove and the medley of everything available (and not) in the Moroccan souk. Yet what makes this wine is the balance between decadent sugar levels and the undercarriage of savoriness, manifesting as bright acidity and chewy, unctuous, moreish rails. You know you are drinking something akin to liquid diabetes, but you want the next glass! Drink or hold, as this is indestructible.
96 Points
Ned Goodwin MW - JamesSuckling.com

21 years in barrel. Fortified with some brandy. I remember 2002 as being a long cool vintage in the Barossa. Atypical, you might say.
Salted toffee, orange peel, plenty of XMAS spice and an almost seaweed/rancio character. It’s viscous and warming, roasted nuts, sticky toffee pudding and burnt sugar, orange liqueur, plenty of length, and a distinctly salty/spicy/nutty finish of fine length. Excellent, and pretty good value when you consider it’s 21 years old!
95 Points
Gary Walsh - The Wine Front