Seppelt St Peters Grampians shiraz 2019


This great wine was first released in 1964 as Seppelt Great Western hermitage and over the years I have been fortunate enough to taste many exceptional wines under that name. The 1971 comes to mind as one of the greatest Australian wines I have tasted. It was renamed St Peters in 1998 and since then has created a real identity. It comes from several vineyards at Seppelt Great Western, chosen for how they conform to the required style. It always gas a distinctive graphite and iron filings dustiness that pervades the palate and the nose. Seamless and so well integrated with the oak and tannin combination help to focus a very long finish. This consistently ranks with my best Australian releases each year.