Sourced from the cool climate Grampians and warmer Bendigo regions in Western and Central Victoria, there is a great balance of violets, pepper and spice from the Grampians fruit that provides contrasting elegance to the strength of Bendigo's dark plum fruit. Seppelt Chalambar Shiraz highlights the benefits of blending these distinctive wine regions.
- VIC - Other Victorian
Throughout the 1950s and early 1960s, with great winemaker Colin Preece at the helm, this was a commercial wine blended from many components and sold for a song. Those wines are glorious to drink now if you are lucky enough to find one. Preece would be proud of this wine, which has beautifully polished and highly perfumed red and black fruits, violets, black pepper and clove. A truly medium-bodied shiraz, fresh, succulent and vibrant, with racy acidity, fine-grained tannins and great persistence; long, harmonious and seamless. It's good now up to 20+ years.Rating 95 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (JAN/2011)
Winery Tasting Notes
Deep, dark red.
An intense and complex nose of dark berry aromas, sweet spice and dark chocolate nuances with underlying, integrated cedary oak.
This dense medium to full bodied wine has fleshy palate weight with flavours of spicy dark berry fruits and chocolate, supported by velvety textural tannins and cedary oak. The finish is long with a savoury complexity.
Deriving its name from the picturesque Mount Chalambar near Great Western in central Victoria, Seppelt Chalambar Shiraz has an excellent pedigree, having been made since 1953. Originally crafted by the legendary Colin Preece and labelled as Chalambar Burgundy, this wine has become one of the most sought after Seppelt releases each year due to its consistency, quality and value.