A Superb Australian Shiraz For The Wine Cellar

The other night we tried a bottle of Seppelt’s 2002 Chalamber Shiraz. The fruit comes from Bendigo and Grampians, the alcohol is 14% and it’s simply Seppelt seductive.

The nose is rich and refined with soft spices, savory notes, sweet oak and ripe fruit.

The palate is as above with rich ripe fruit and silky velvety sweet oak. Gentle spices and soft tannins finish off a wonderful wine. Not a long finish but that single shortcoming is more than overcome by the sum of its other superb attributes.

We enjoyed it with barbecued lamb chops but it would be happy with almost any dish. It’s not bad on its own either! We’ll be adding this wine to the wine cellar.

Tasted 6 March 2005.
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