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.
Gold Medal & 95 Points - National Wine Show of Australia
Gold Medal & 95 Points - Royal Melbourne Wine Show
Deep, dark red with good purple tints, the bouquet rich in ironstone, smoky graphite and spicy/peppery shiraz nuances. The palate is soft and rich and fleshy, very much a savoury wine which is driven by pepper spice and earthy, ironstone nuances. Full-bodied but also supple and finely-textured. Serious shiraz. Drink: 2021 to 2037; Price: $80.00; Alcohol: 13.5%; Rating: 97 Points; Huon Hooke; The Real Review
Small batch winemaking, open-fermented and hand-plunged, matured in French oak of various sizes. The mix of silk and satin provides exceptional texture, black fruits dominant, the length excellent, the balance a point. Drink to: 2047; Price: $80.00; Date Tasted: Feb 2019; Alcohol: 13.5%; Rating: 96 Points; James Halliday; Wine Companion
Fantastic wine, no two ways about it. It's not a big wine. It doesn't need to be. It shows off pepper, plum, clove and graphite characters and it threads woodsmoke and cured meat characters throughout. It's fresh but settled; it's balanced on a pinhead. It comes sheeted with ultra-fine tannin and exquisite length. It takes time to open properly in the glass and that, of course, isn't a bad thing. This can be cellared with confidence. Tasted: May 19; Alcohol: 13.5%; Price: $80.00; Closure: Screwcap; Drink: 2023-2040; Rated: 95 Points; Campbell Mattinson; The Wine Front
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