Seppeltsfield Über Shiraz 2012 (Barossa, SA)
14.7%, Screwcap, $150
With McLaren Vale’s glorious Fino restaurant moving in soon, the Seppeltsfield fortifieds still glorious, and the table wine range growing by the day (produced in the impressively revamped old gravity fed winery), there’s much to look forward to from this forgotten Barossan icon.
Fittingly, this Über Shiraz is intended to the winery’s new icon wine – produced from the oldest estate plantings and built in an ultra-plush, open style that oozes gentle sexiness.
There’s mocha oak, red berry fruits and a slightly figgy, mega-ripe edge of licorice and those little choc liqueur wine bottles, the palate smooth and silky, all fruit and minimal tannins with mid-weight concentration and good length.
All of that sounds great. Sexiness in abundance and much to like.
Yet I can’t help but gripe about the price – despite the appeal, this isn’t a huge step up in quality over the basic Barossa Shiraz, especially when tasted side by side.
Still, value is in the eye of the beholder and this is pretty tasty stuff. Lets call it a half win?
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Score: 18/20, 93/100
Would I buy it? No. I’d drink it though.
Buy online:Seppeltsfield website
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