2012 Seppelt Chalambar Shiraz

When it comes to the Australian wine industry there are some names that everybody is familiar with.  Seppelt is one of those names.  If you haven’t heard of them, you must be living in a Tibetan monastery (and probably wouldn’t be reading this anyway).  Not that that is a bad thing, it just means you are not familiar with a piece of Australian wine history.

What I didn’t know about this wine is, it has been produced since 1953.  It was called Chalambar Burgundy back in those days, and having been made by Colin Preece, it was a ripper of a wine then as it is today including the bang for buck factor.

If you have ever seen a parade of defence force personnel decked out in their best uniform then you will understand when I say how this wine is presented so immaculately  and everything is in sync.  Yes you could thank the ideal vintage conditions but you still have to get everything right up until the screw cap goes on.

Black fruits aplenty with this stunner.  I half expected some pepper and got it in the form of a gourmet mix which added a nice spicy character to the abundant fruit.  The oak and tannins are doing their job without any fuss or bother.

The thing with this shiraz is it gave me the impression of being a sophisticated wine in a King Gee outfit.  It will appeal to everyone.

Region: Mount Chalambar, Victoria     Price: $27     Source: Online Purchase




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