2024 James Halliday Hall of Fame: Wine
An eligible wine will have won its category in this guide on five occasions or more. Inductees to the James Halliday Hall of Fame: Wine are expected to be roughly as rare as its first recipient.
We are proud to announce the Seppeltsfield 100 Year Old Para Vintage Tawny, in this case , as the first inductee into the James Halliday Hall of Fame: Wine. James Halliday, in describing the current release’s 100-point grading, wrote that "It is the one and only wine whose history, past, and future demands it." He could also be describing its entry into the Hall of Fame.
The simple fact that you can buy a 100-year-old wine is incredible; as is the wine’s 144 year consecutive lineage, as is – if you’re ever lucky enough to enjoy a drop – the truly wondrous, life-enhancing, overwhelming taste of it. The importance and quality of this wine is beyond refute; it is a gift from generations past, a wine altar on which we worship, an ode in a bottle to Australian wine history. – Campbell Mattinson
The Seppeltsfield 100 Year Old Para Vintage Tawny is the first inductee into the James Halliday Hall of Fame: Wine.