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. Seppelt pioneered cool climate viticulture with the establishment of the Drumborg vineyard at Henty in 1964. The ground-breaking vineyard was planted with the express purpose of providing the highest quality Chardonnay.
Takes its name from the nearby Jaluka Forest. A very small cool-grown chardonnay at any price, let alone this - and then there's the prospect of strategic discounting. Grapefruit, melon, apple are in play, ditto subtle French oak. Will have a long life. Rating: 94 Points; James Halliday
Straw-yellow in colour and milky to both smell and taste. Custard powder, citrus, nectarine and green apple flavours. It’s straight and direct but it has flouncier aspects. Truth is that it seems exceptionally young, and possibly a little lean too; it’s difficult to tell. I like the wine and it’s easy to see it developing well, though there’s an element of faith involved in the score. Rated : 91+ Points; Wine Front
Very light yellow colour with a shy, reserved aroma of subtle nutty, honey and mineral notes. Some solids-fermented nuances. This is at a far remove from the simple fruity styles of chardonnay. The fruit is very background and tight, mineral, lean. It seems early harvested. Very good. It has intensity and persistence. Rated : 91 Points; Huon Hooke
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