There is no doubting the pedigree of the flagship wine in the Seppelt wine
portfolio, the stunning St Peters Shiraz. First released in 1964 as the Great
Western Hermitage, it is a wine that is only released in the finest vintages,
with fruit sourced from the remarkable, low-yielding Seppelt vineyard sites in
the Great Western region. The weathered volcanic soils, red-brown earth and
granitic sands of the St Peters and Imperial vineyards, planted in the 1930s
contribute to this majestic wine along with select parcels of fruit from the
younger Police, Arrawatta and McKenzie vineyards.
It is a wine that has captivated many a wine drinker over the years. Rated
Excellent in the Langtons Wine Classification it is a wine of restrained purity
and power, with beautifully rendered black and dark berry fruits, fine, ripe
powdery tannins and a line of shimmering acidity. With a noble track record in
the cellar, it is a wine that, while able to provide immense drinking enjoyment
in its youth, will repay careful cellaring handsomely.