Seppelt DP 63 Grand Muscat
Consumption of fortified wines has been steadily falling for years, although according to industry statistics there was a small growth early in 2003 and in part this must be attributed to the re-release of the re-packaged Seppelt fortified range. The bean counters at Southcorp (Seppelt’s parent company) finally realized that the packaging costs of tall, trendy half bottles was more than that of full bottles. So now gone are the 375ml “Terrain series” bottles and in come the traditional 750ml Portugese Vintage Port bottles.
The quality has not diminished, but what’s more, the price still remains the same as for the 375ml. bottles! It’s no wonder that wine lovers are suddenly re-discovering these very classy wines.
An outstanding aged Muscat. Very deep onion brown and deep sienna colour with olive green hue. Superb nose with aged spirit lift over layers of raisins, dried figs, honey and toffee. The palate flavours are concentrated with luscious mouthfeel and creamy texture. Intense flavours of honey, raisins and spice fill the mouth over a layer of raisin cake and marmalade. Outstanding length and concentration. Exceptionally long honey and marmalade aftertaste.