St Peters 2021 Shiraz – Released in small quantities and only in exceptional years, St Peter’s is Seppelt’s flagship shiraz, testimony to the distinctive style and pedigree of Grampians Shiraz. The lineage of this iconic wine dates back to 1964, when the ‘Great Western hermitage’, as it was then known, was first made. Since 1998 this wine has been called St Peter’s in honour of the first vineyard planted in the region.
Huon Hooke’s notes on the 2021 St Peters Shiraz
This single-vineyard shiraz, from the famed Great Western subregion of the Grampians, is an iconic wine. The ‘21 is winemaker is Clare Dry’s first St Peters. 10% whole-bunch; 60% large format oak.
The deep, bright red colour tinged with purple introduces a superbly complex, perfectly ripe bouquet that expertly melds cool-grown shiraz spice with earthy/stony, dried herb and chocolate nuances, while the palate is full-bodied and powerful, concentrated and emphatic, with lashings of supple, ripe, beautifully sculpted tannins and a tremendously long aftertaste. An outstanding wine and a great example of the region. So impressive! (Screwcap)
With extraordinary cellaring potential of 50 years or more, this wine is classified ‘Outstanding’ by Langton’s in its classification of Australian Wine VI
The Tasting Notes for the 2021 Vintage is available here.