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.

Deep and bright red with a tinge of purple and a superbly complex, perfectly ripe nose that expertly melds cool-grown shiraz spice with earthy/stony, dried herb and chocolate nuances, while the palate is full-bodied and powerful, concentrated and emphatic, with lashings of supple, ripe, beautifully sculpted tannins and a tremendously long aftertaste. An outstanding wine and a great example of the region. Wow, this is so impressive. Ranked #1. Date Tasted: August 2023; Drink: 2023 to 2046; Price: $80.00; Alcohol: 14.5%; Rating: 99 Points; Huon Hooke; The Real Review

The structure of this Great Western sourced Shiraz follows previous years, but the fruit shows slightly more opulence and density. The colour is so deep and dark. The nose has a peppery, chalky minerality with spices and perfumed blue fruits. There is awesome power in the palate with a dense and concentrated profile of dark and smoothly plush blackberry fruits, some black olive, dark chocolate and a liberal dusting of spices. A little cordite on the finish and there you have it, another masterpiece from one of the great vineyards. Date: Sept 2023; Price: $80.00; Drink: 2023-2053; Rating: 97 Points; Ray Jordan; WinePilot

The perfume is so beautiful; so fragrant, spicy, floral, alpine herbs in the mix, peppery and red fruited. Intoxicating. It invites you in, again and again. This scent! Far out. Then the wine stains the palate beautifully, silky in texture too, impossibly long in flavour, spicy, once more, red fruited, yes, more of that, a touch of that alpine herb and some truffle through the finish. Power yet pinosity? Maybe/sure. The wine feels very succulent, tannins come with a sense of finesse, fine and lightly grainy, tucking things in, drawing things long. It’s a stunning wine. Stunning. Date: Oct 2023; Alcohol: 14.5%; Price: $80; Closure: Screwcap; Drink: 2023-2040; Rated: 96+ Points; Mike Bennie; The Wine Front

The flavour profile is as you'd expect, all cherry plum with inflections of pepper, smoked meat, cedar and assorted woodsy herbs, but it has some extra air in its tyres from there, namely a plumpness to its mid-palate, a velvety curl to its tannin and above average length. It remains true to its established style but there's a power and complexity that really puts it up there. Date: Jan 2023; Alcohol: 14.5%; Price: $80.00; Drink by: 2045; Rating: 96 Points; Campbell Mattinson; James Halliday Wine Companion

 

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SKU 15219
Brand Seppelt
Shipping Weight 1.3333kg
Unit Of Measure ea

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