Dark purple-red and bright. There's a real sense of density here. Ripe blackcurrant drifting into cassis and raspberry essence. Ripeness, opulence of fruit, oak support, brightness and line. All the boxes ticked.
95 points, Wine Companion (January 2018)
Excellent depth of colour. Black fruit aromatics with faint minty accents. Incredible mid-palate density with dark cherry, blackberry and plum flavours. The acidity is seamlessly integrated into the body of the wine, and the tannins are elegant and framing. Supple and intensely-flavoured.
93 points, The Real Review (February 2019)
A beautiful example of Victorian shiraz from the Great Western district. It is the dark fruit characters, along with the supple nature of the palate and the fine-grained tannins that sets this wine apart from rest.
'Diverstiy of Style', The Real Review (February 2019)
Deep, dense red/purple colour, with a sweetly minty-berry bouquet, the fruit intense and bright, fresh and energising, with a slightly medicinal overtone, and bold, firm tannins. It's very youthful and will reward cellaring.
92 points, The Real Review (January 2019)
The GrampiansLocated in western Central Victoria, the Grampians was settled during the gold rush of the 1850’s. Indeed the vivid history of the gold rush is inextricably intertwined with the history of viticulture in the region. Seppelt at Great Western, one of the region’s iconic wineries was built at the end of the gold rush when scores of out-of-work prospectors excavated its extensive drives and cellars. The "drives" completed in 1932, stretch for three kilometres and provide perfect conditions for the maturation of sparkling wine, for which the region is well-known. The climate of the Grampians is Mediterranean and essentially cool with vineyards situated at elevations ranging from 240 to 350m. The region experiences long sunshine hours and low rainfall necessitating supplementary irrigation. Soils in the region range from weathered volcanic soils to sandy and red clay loams interspersed with ironstone. The region is suited to a diverse range of varietals including Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon but is best known for its crisp fruity Riesling and distinctive spicy peppery Shiraz.