Seppelt St Peters Shiraz 1999

Seppelt's St Peters Shiraz from Great Western is a classic Australian cool climate shiraz, and you can read tasting notes back to 1984 on their website.  1999 as a vintage in the Grampians region was very solid for shiraz, with a warm and dry summer and a cool autumn.

Tasted in 2012, the wine had a medium intensity brick like colour.  Matured in French oak, its aroma supported its cooler climate origins - pepper, green peppercorns, plums, black cherry, spice, Christmas cake, and a touch of grass.  It was relatively muted in terms of intensity of aromatic expression.  On the palate, the wine was very good without hitting the ball out of the park - medium length, tannins and acid supported the plum and pepper flavours well.  On this tasting, I would suggest the wine is ready to drink now.  89 points (very good)

Abv: 14%
Price: up to $70
Vendors: Boccaccio cellars look to have it in stock
Tasted: April 2012

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