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Seppelt The Victorians Shiraz

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The last vintage scored a bunch of trophies - Including 'Best Shiraz' at the 2013 Sydney Wine Show - and we think this 2012 is even more awesome (in every way). From a 11/10 vintage in most of Victoria (though a little rainy in the NE), this is choc-full of peppery, purple Shiraz fruit in a medium bodied form, capped off with a light lick of tannins. Weekend quality Shiraz at a weeknight on the couch price!

Winemaker's Notes

Seppelt proudly presents Victoria's definitive portfolio of wine; celebrating the superb regionality of select Victorian vineyards and the determination and vision of Seppelt's founder, Joseph Ernst Seppelt. While sharing the Seppelt hallmark of refined elegance, each wine commands an individual reputation for quality and is varietally and regionally expressive.

This spicy Shiraz is sourced from premium vineyards across Victoria and combines structure with approachability, to produce a classic style of wine that is immediately satisfying.

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Seppelt The Victorians Shiraz

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Ralph Kyte-Powell (2011 Vintage) says
Blended from Victorian vineyards, this inexpensive red is a worthy member of the Seppelt red wine family. Intense plum and spice are an aromatic prelude to a medium bodied shiraz of savoury flavour. (Screw cap; 13.5 per cent alcohol.)
92
Jeremy Oliver (2006 Vintage) says
Smooth and minty, this sweetly oaked and dark-fruited shiraz marries fresh flavours of black and red berries with aromatic oak and a pleasingly spicy spectrum of pepper, cloves and cinnamon. Backed by a fine-grained extract, its juicy palate is vibrant, well balanced and has enough structure for at least the short term. Great value.
Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
89
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Scented notes of spice and herb; not particularly rich, but has length; oak and tannins in balance.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
91
Campbell Mattinson (2005 Vintage) says
Seppelt has a long history but it's really been a leading light of Australian wine over the past five or so years. The Victoria shiraz is a drinker's bonus. 2005 RELEASE I first tasted this among a large group of far more expensive shiraz wines, and it more than held its own - it's a bit of a giant killer. You have to like the cool-climate Victorian shiraz style, which means flavours in the pepper, cherry, blackberry and leather spectrum - rather than the plum jam spectrum of warmer climates. There's a nice amount of savoury tannin here too, making me think it will go OK in the cellar over the medium term. DRINK 2008-2013.
The Big Red Wine Book 2008
90
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Good colour; medium- to full-bodied, the strength coming from balanced but persistent tannins rather than alcohol; an array of black fruits; cellaring special.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
92
Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says
More exceptional value from this over achieving label. Its dark, spicy perfume of dark cherries, plums and blackberries is backed by appealingly peppery suggestions of musk and spice, with under tones of cedar/vanilla oak. Medium to full in weight It's smooth and supple, with a lively palate of fresh plum, cassis and redcurrant flavour revealing just a hint of raisins and creamy chocolate/vanilla cooperage. Framed by firm, fine tannins, it has plenty of potential to develop further.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
90
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Elegant, medium-bodied, fruit-driven style; a mix of blackberry, redcurrant, pepper and spice; fresh finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
90
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Big hitting style; lots of dark berry and dark chocolate fruit, and a touch of mint for good measure.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
90
James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says
Time will tell whether yet another overhaul of the Seppelt brands and labels will achieve its aim; the quality of the wine deserves it. Dark berry, plum and dark chocolate aromas flow into a smooth, supple and rounded palate, with plum and cherry fruit, and fine, soft tannins. Excellent finish and aftertaste. Outstanding value.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
92

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