Seppeltsfield Para Port Vintage Tawny (375ML half-bottle) 1908

Dessert from Barossa Valley, Australia

$1,800.00 $1,400.00
Save $400.00
Item No. 125286
  • collectible wine
  • RP100
  • JH100

Winemaker's Notes

Seppeltsfield's extraordinary vintage Para Port is released annually when it is 100 years old. Three 500-liter casks are produced (from a blend of Mataro, Shiraz, Grenache, and Cabernet Sauvignon), with two used for topping over the 100 year aging process, before the one remaining cask is bottled at age 100. According to the winery, over the course of 100 years, the Beaume peaks and then stabilizes when the wine reaches 50 to 70 years of age. The acidity also peaks and stabilizes at around age 50. At age 100, the balance between sugar, acid, and alcohol is considered ideal and the wine is ready to be bottled and sold. As best I can tell, the wine is timeless; the 1877 was incredibly intense and concentrated with no end in sight.

Critical Acclaim

"The 1908 Para Port Vintage Tawny is an opaque brown/black color with aromas of fruit cake, dark chocolate, and burnt toffee that are still remarkably vibrant and room –filling. On the palate, it is viscous and weighty with a splendid balance of sweetness, acid, and alcohol. The rich flavors are complex as well as enhanced by a sense of elegance. The finish goes on and on and on. After doing the vertical tasting, any improvement with further cellaring (while possible) is not worth the wait. It is expensive but unique; how often do you get to drink history (the last year the Chicago Cubs won the World Series)."
100 Points

"The colour is slightly less dense than that of the 1918, yet paints the glass so thoroughly it resists attempts to rinse it. It combines all the expected intensity with an unexpected degree of elegance. (Tasted on its own, elegance would likely be the last thing in your mind, but such is the comparative element of all mega-tastings of great wines.) An extra element of spice and cedar appears moments before the flavours surge across the palate, then emphatic rancio on a finish which knows no end."
100 Points

Learn About Seppeltsfield

The Seppeltsfield vineyard is one of the largest and most historic in the Barossa Valley, having been initially planted in the 1850s. It comprises nearly 100 hectares of Barossa"s traditional grape varieties Shiraz and Grenache, with Cabernet Sauvignon ( more recently introduced ) and the traditional European fortified varieties of Touriga (for VP -‘vintage port style) and Palomino...

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Learn About Barossa Valley

The Barossa zone consists of two sections - the Barossa Valley and the Eden Valley. Wines from the Eden Valley can be labelled Barossa or Barossa Valley. Situated just a bit east of the large city of Adelaide, Barossa is Australia's wine headquarters. Mega producers are based here, boutique wineries call it home and a majority of the habitants claim their income on the wine...

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Other Dessert Beyond Port and Sherry, here are a few of our favorites: Sauternes - the golden wine of the Sauternes region in Bordeaux, these wines are made with botrytis-affected Semillon grapes and produce a rich, honeyed concoction with an amazing balance of sweetness and acidity. Don"t discount Sauternes' neighbor, Barsac, or even the region across the river,...

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