2001 Seppelt St Peters Shiraz
96Pts James Halliday, 96Pts Jeremy Oliver, another fantastic release of this famous wine!
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Seppelt has been at the forefront of Australian winemaking for over 160 years. From its humble beginnings in 1851, when Joseph Seppelt established Seppeltsfield in the Barossa, to today: renowned for producing elegant shiraz, table and sparkling wines from an exceptional collection of Victorian vineyards. Through a tradition of expert winemaking and passion for innovation, Seppelt has paved the way in progressive cool climate style wines; producing Australia’s first sparkling wine, as well as pioneering the iconic sparkling shiraz.
Seppelt’s Icon wines are the pinnacle of our illustrious collection of exceptional Victorian wines. They are all benchmark wines of uncompromising quality and superlative elegance. Through a tradition of expert winemaking and passion for innovation, Seppelt has paved the way in progressive cool climate style wines. The rich heritage at Seppelt encompasses some of the greatest old vine plantings in Australia. Our winemaking team love unearthing these treasures to capture the spirit of the site.
St. Peters Shiraz
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. St Peters shiraz 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.
"A long, silky and slightly herbal Great Western shiraz whose vibrant and pristine perfume of violets, cassis, blackberries and mulberries is packed with sneezy black pepper and lifted by sweet vanilla/ chocolate oak. Arrestingly musky and spicy, it’s penetratively flavoured with small black and blue berry flavours over nuances of licorice and forest floor. It’s elegantly structured around a fine-grained spine of smooth tannins. Simultaneously concentrated, supple and nimble, it’s certain to develop exceptionally well in the bottle." 19.0/20 points Jeremy Oliver, OnWine
Awards Gold, 2004 Griffith Wine Show Gold, 2004 Perth Royal Wine Show Gold, 2004 Rutherglen Wine Show Gold, 2003 Canberra Wine Show Gold, 2002 Ballarat Wine Show