Thursday, July 2, 2009


 - Rutherglen, VIC
 - $15-$23
 - Screwcap
 - 16.5%alc

Most of Australia's fortified drinkers would've breathed a huge sigh of relief when the Seppeltsfield winery was purchased by Kilikanoon in 2007. Since the historic transaction, there's been a change of image with the labelling of numerous Seppeltsfield wines, doubtlessly to avoid confusion with the Seppelt brand. I do hope the current labels are temporary, as they appear overly simplistic and cheap for such significant drinks.

Radiant mid-bronze in colour, the Cellar No.6 Tokay presents a slightly one dimensional fragrance of distinct tea leaf aromas, with undertones of raisin and burnt toffee. Very creamy in texture (at room temperature), its forward palate is rounded to the point of disbelief, announcing fluffy tea leaf and stonefruit flavours. Although lacking in concentration and richness, it's complemented by a drying, not too sweet finish laced with gentle, ticklish tannins.

O Quite a tasty, very iced tea-like tokay, it's more of a drink and enjoy, rather than sit and contemplate style. Drink now.
88 points

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