Seppeltsfield has announced the release of a 1924 100 Year Old Para Vintage Tawny, and has partnered with Riedel to pair the tawny with the best-suited tasting glass.

Chief Winemaker, Fiona Donald, spoke to the quality of the release.

“As custodians of the Seppeltsfield Centennial Collection, we are proud of the amazing legacy and vision of Benno Oscar Seppelt, son of our founders Joseph and Johanna Seppelt, dating back to 1878. The 1924 100 Year Old Para Vintage Tawny is the 47th consecutive release from the Centennial Cellar. The wine shows incredible intensity, volume and mouthfeel, remarkable freshness and length driven with blood orange acidity,” she said.

The Seppeltsfield team held a structured comparative tasting to determine which Riedel glass best expressed the qualities of the 1924 Tawny, eventually settling on the Riedel Vinum Cognac Hennessy Glass.

Mark Baulderstone, Australia and New Zealand Managing Director for Riedel, explained why this glass is well suited to the tawny.

“The finely tuned shape of this crystal glass harmonises the aroma and taste, whilst tempering the alcohol and extract on the palate and emphasising the bouquet. The thin tulip-shaped nature of the glass allows the wine a very small evaporation surface, to arrive on a glass with the truest clarity,” he said.

The release coincides with the anniversary of the Seppelt family moving into the homestead in 1851, and was marked in a special presentation at the 2024 Barons of Barossa Declaration of Vintage last Sunday.

The 1924 100 Year Old Para Vintage Tawny is available in a 100ml format for an RRP of $1750, or gift boxed alongside two Riedel Vinum Cognac Hennessy glasses for an RRP of $1860.

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