From 18yo vines at 200m. Exceptional quality; fine, elegant, intense Rose's lime juice are the cornerstones of a great wine from a vineyard with a long (48yo) history, only 90 dozen made.
97 points, Wine Companion (February 2018)
Very light yellow hue with a flowery, talcy bouquet which is piercing and focused, as is the palate. It's delicate and intense, refined and long, with laser-like precision and great balance. A charming wine. It will age very well.
95 points, The Real Review (April 2018)
Softness is its thing. Combined with intensity. Apple, lime, woodsmoke and kaffir lime lead characters swing deliciously through the palate, extending on through the finish in mouthwatering fashion. The way this wine feels as it slips along your tongue is quite wonderful.
93 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.