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    2020-2035
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    Lamb

The Story

There is no doubting the pedigree of the flagship wine in the Seppelt wine portfolio, the stunning St Peters Shiraz. First released in 1964 as the Great Western Hermitage, it is a wine that is only released in the finest vintages, with fruit sourced from the remarkable, low-yielding Seppelt vineyard sites in the Great Western region. The weathered volcanic soils, red-brown earth and granitic sands of the St Peters and Imperial vineyards, planted in the 1930s contribute to this majestic wine along with select parcels of fruit from the younger Police, Arrawatta and McKenzie vineyards.

 

It is a wine that has captivated many a wine drinker over the years. Rated Excellent in the Langtons Wine Classification it is a wine of restrained purity and power, with beautifully rendered black and dark berry fruits, fine, ripe powdery tannins and a line of shimmering acidity. With a noble track record in the cellar, it is a wine that, while able to provide immense drinking enjoyment in its youth, will repay careful cellaring handsomely.

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Emma Wood says that this is the best wine she has ever made. No argument from me. What a fabulous wine. Plenty of spice, black fruits, tight structure and a real note of blueberry poking through. Mid-weight with concentration.

This is dense, yet dancing. Pristine, with balance. There is real purity of fruit here.

Very fine tannins, yet deceptive grip. Has seriously impressive length. Superb. There is considerable power here. Texture is key and this wine will have a very long life.

For the record, there is no 2009, while 2010 is looking promising.

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Victoria, Great Western

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 Ken Gargett, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  St. Peters Shiraz 2008  ( Seppelt )

Emma Wood says that this is the best wine she has ever made. No argument from me. What a fabulous wine. Plenty of spice, black fruits, tight structure and a real note of blueberry poking through. Mid-weight with concentration.

This is dense, yet dancing. Pristine, with balance. There is real purity of fruit here.

Very fine tannins, yet deceptive grip. Has seriously impressive length. Superb. There is considerable power here. Texture is key and this wine will have a very long life.

For the record, there is no 2009, while 2010 is looking promising.

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