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Seppelt Silverband Shiraz

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It's probably not all that masculine to name a wine after a waterfall but hey it is at least a catchy name. Inspires thoughts of, well, silver coloured bands or bangles or such. Interestingly the wine is a rich and full flavoured sort of wine though which is rather un-waterfall like indeed.

A big and meaty sort of a Shiraz this has a very firm core of roasted meat and plum fruit in a typically sinewy 'I'll have a lamb shank with that' package.

Winemaker's Notes

Seppelt is proud to release the new Silverband wines, a non vintage sparkling Shiraz and a Shiraz table wine, named after the picturesque and unique Silverband waterfalls in Victoria's Grampians region.

These wines have been created to display the unique terroir of the Grampians, renowned for producing fine, cool climate wines of superior quality and elegance. This regional Shiraz is sourced from unique viticultural meso-climates that were formed from the gradual weathering of the Grampians over millions of years.

These quality vineyards were identified by the winemakers and the fruit fermented and aged in separate batches. From these batches wines that expressed high quality, regional fruit characters were selected to create a Shiraz that displays purity of fruit, elegance and great aging capacity; classic characteristics of the Grampians region.

Seppelt Awards and Accolades

Gold medal - 2011 Melbourne Wine Show

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Seppelt Silverband Shiraz

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Nick Stock (2006 Vintage) says
A ringing endorsement for the Grampians region's innate suitability to shiraz. Attractive fine fruit aromas here, some elegant star anise spice, savoury meats and dark mineral smells, dense dried plum fruits - very savoury and subtle. Fine supple tannins and a terrific even-handed palate, savoury here again, dark mineral and black liquorice finish.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
93
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Squeaky clean; lifted violet aromas intermingle with red and dark berry fruits; impeccably structured, the fruit subordinate to the tannin and acid at this point
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
92
WINESTATE (2006 Vintage) says
Rich, full-bodied, old-school shiraz that needs more time to really shine. Smells savoury with spicy rhubarb elements. Firm, tannic palate with intense dark fruit flavours. 5+
WINESTATE Volume 34 (2011) 2011
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Light- to medium-bodied; a distinctly savoury style with good texture and structure, but needing more sweet fruit on the mid-palate.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
90
Campbell Mattinson (2005 Vintage) says
For some time Seppelt has had great wines in the $15 and under bracket and in the $25 bracket - and then the range leapt to over $50. The new Silverband range fills in the gap. 2005 RELEASE You have to like tannin, that's for sure. There's so much of it here that it seems chalky, minerally, gravelly even - it makes you wonder whether the wine is a bit out of whack From there it's a complex wine with flavours ranging through eucalypt, mulberry, black pepper, violets and toast. It's only a smidge above medium weight - as many of the best wines are. I like the wine, and I even like the tannins, but at the price I'm not sure, DRINK 2009-2017.
The Big Red Wine Book 2008
90

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