From vines 18-48yo at 180-200m. It seems that part lower altitude and part older vines (possibly lesser clone/clones) are the reasons for Block 1 having the edge. The price differential is clearly justified. 400 dozen made.
96 points, Wine Companion (February 2018)
Light yellow hue and a clean, fragrant, highly appealing aroma of green apple, limes and herbs, fresh and crisp and bright as a button. There's a middle-palate tickle of sweetness and then a crisp acid finish which is well-balanced and long. A finesse wine.
94 points, The Real Review (April 2018)
It’s a charming riesling. It offers both texture and intensity. What a lovely combo. Talc, florals, lime, a whisper of fennel, a lilt of rose petals, if not red apple. A lot going on without it seeming to try too hard. A wine of even, delicious flow.
92 points, The Wine Front (March 2018)
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.