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'A very powerful and impressive shiraz. And great value.'
95 Points - Huon Hooke
Seppeltsfield is an Australian institution, and often boasts more visitors per year to their cellar-door than some of our leading wine regions receive in an entire year.
As one of the founding wineries of the country, they have always lead the way in winemaking innovation, quality and style. However, the only way to ever enjoy one of their immaculate still table wines is by visiting the cellar-door. What a shame for such an winemaking powerhouse! But, in 2018, thanks to the winery finally being returned to private ownership, Seppeltsfield have at last reunited the Australian wine buying public with their absolute gun Barossan wines, offering up a new label and brand imaging to boot.
Looking all class, these releases have already garnered lots of interest from some of the leading wine writers and reviewers. Chief among the lot is their superlative inducing 2016 Shiraz. A tour de force of cherry, all spice, black currant and baking spices, the wine is all about over-delivering for not much dollars. Huon Hooke was impressed, awarding it 95 points, while Mike Bennie also applauded its nod to tradition.
The 2016 Seppeltsfield Barossa Shiraz is our foundation-level, representing the estate's diverse holding of vineyards that cross the region's Western ridge, from the North to Southern grounds. Generations of grape growers have farmed this variety in the region since the 1840s - the complex combination of varying geology, geography and climate interacting to express its qualities in manner of ways, from perfumed and elegant to rich and generous. Definitively however, Barossa Shiraz is not simply a translation of grape or grounds; it also represents a tapestry of the region's history, culture and pioneering endeavour.
With a close eye on what the growing season has provided, Seppeltsfield's vineyards are considered at individual block level for their suitability of our 'village' release. Intensive sampling is undertaken as the fruit approaches ripening maturity, to ensure optimal harvest timing.
The 2016 Barossa Shiraz was vinified through the historic 1888 Gravity Cellar. Built into the hillside on a series of terraces, gravity guides the flow of fruit down through the winery to deliver gentle extraction of colour, flavour and tannin. The Shiraz was fermented in open fermenters and matured with moderate French oak influence.
Medium to full-bodied, the 2016 Barossa Shiraz displays true Barossa character of ripe cherry and plummy fruits, savoury minerality a medium tannin profile.
Winemaker - Fiona Donald
Alc - 14.5%
Deep red with crimson hues. Lifted ripe cherry and plum fruit with all spice notes. Classic Barossa ripeness, bright red fruits, subtle oak.
'Deep, dark, dense red/purple colour, with a deep but latent, shy bouquet featuring dried herbs, nettles and spices, while it's full-bodied and fruit-sweet, lush, decadently rich and loaded with slightly bitter-tea tannins and licoricy super-ripe flavours that linger on and on. A very powerful and impressive shiraz. And great value.'
95 Points - Huon Hooke
'I like that the wine style is a nod in the direction of tradition too. Hearty, inviting, proudly from its place, for the future, looking into the past. Lush red of generous sweeps of forest berries and peppery spice with cedary oak meshed well and nipping at the heels of the wine. It’s medium to full weight, soupy yet fresh, gently sweet in a way but has a chomp of friendly tannin and some savouriness underlying. A warm cuddle. Smile on the dial stuff. Aside all that it’s a beautifully realised wine, clean and fresh, balanced, long in flavour, generous and yet not overblown. Kudos all.'
93 Points - Mike Bennie, The Wine Front
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