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St. Peters Grampians Shiraz 2018

Seppelt

St. Peters Grampians Shiraz 2018

Seppelt

St. Peters Grampians Shiraz 2018

Special Treat
RRP (750 mL)
$80.00
750 mL
$72.00
6 x 750 mL
$432.00

Overview

Overview

Released in small quantities and only in exceptional years, St. Peters is Seppelt’s flagship Shiraz, testimony to the distinctive style and pedigree of Grampians Shiraz. The lineage of this iconic wine dates back to 1964, when ‘Great Western Hermitage’, as it was then known, was first made. Since 1998 this wine has been called St. Peters in honour of the first vineyard planted in the region.

Today St. Peters is sourced from the finest and most intense fruit from the best blocks of the Great Western Vineyard. In vintage 2017, this included select parcels of fruit from the Imperial and Arrawatta blocks and is a powerful, seductive expression of Shiraz from the Great Western region. With extraordinary cellaring potential of 50 years or more, this wine is classified ‘outstanding’ by Langton’s in its classification of Australian Wine VI.

Varietal Shiraz
Vintage 2018
Country Australia
Region Grampians
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Screw Cap
Alc/Vol 13.5%
Peak Drinking Now - 2050
Winemaker Adam Carnaby

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

The complex, perfumed nose shows aromas of blueberries and redcurrants laced with sweet spice, violets and charcuterie notes.

Flavours and Palate

The medium-bodied palate shows sweet mulberry fruit and spice combined with savoury elements and graphite-like mineral characters over a subtle toasty oak background. This is a powerful, seductive wine of great finesse.

Food Pairing

Food Pairing

Beef
Lamb
Duck
Veg
Pizza

Awards and Accolades

Awards and Accolades

97 points Andrew Caillard MW
97 points Tyson Stelzer
97 points James Halliday

 Andrew Caillard MW

Medium deep crimson. Beautifully intense and pure black cherry, black berry, mulberry star anise, hint black pepper aromas with underlying savoury notes. An inky deep palate with supple black cherry, blackberry fruits, animated fine chalky tannins, and roasted chestnut, ginger, vanilla oak notes. Finishes gravelly firm with persistent juicy fruits and fresh linear acidity. Still in elemental phase but generous and claret-like with superb richness, density and torque. Should develop very well. A classic central-Victorian Shiraz.

Tyson Stelzer

It's not its commanding, black power that sets this apart as a grand expression of St Peters, nor its seductive, fragrant, five spice and pepper-laden personality, nor even the effortless, supple, silky tannins of these fabled old vines, but rather the consummate and seamless manner in which it effortlessly unites these three universes to monumental effect. World class.

James Halliday

Some, if not all, of this wine comes from the vineyard adjacent to the winery. Small batch open ferments facilitated gentle plunging, matured for 14 months in a combination of small and large format French oak. The vintage wasn't a great one, but the wine is.

Viticulture

Viticulture

A wet winter with above average rainfall was followed by cool, dry spring conditions, resulting in good fruit set and lower than average yields. Summer temperatures were cool with little rain, resulting in a long growing season and exceptional quality.