Seppeltsfield 1921 Para Shiraz-Grenache (Barossa Valley)

Released every year since 1878, this is thought to be the world's only single vintage wine with such unbroken lineage. A deep umber hue, it envelops the senses with endless layers of aroma and flavor that conjure snapshots of the past: the dried leather pungency of a tannery; the equal parts polish and dust of cracked-spine books lining glossy mahogany shelves of an old library; smoked chestnuts; dark chocolate, and date cake. Texturally it's like drinking satin, unctuous but not cloying (it's astoundingly fresh actually). The alcohol creeps in later but is overwhelmed by richness of flavor and a finish that lasts for full minutes. Picture it gently siphoned from its 100-year slumber in the ancient barrel halls of Seppeltsfield's Centennial CellarÔÇöwhich is exactly what happens each time an order is placed. There's been a hefty price hike recently, but for a once-in-a-lifetime treasure such as this, it's justified. Christina Pickard

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