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1994 Seppelt Great Western Show Sparkling Shiraz
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- Cellar Drink Now - 16 years (2004-2020)
- ABV 13.5%
- Closure: Cork
(Notes sourced from Southcorp Wines)
A relatively dry, cool season with budburst starting on time in September although the low spring and summer temperatures delayed the harvest. The long ripening period and cool temperatures produced refined, intensely flavoured fruit - perfect for sparkling Shiraz.
Matured in large oak vats for 18 months, the wine underwent a secondary fermentation in the bottle, aged on lees for 8 and a half years and was then disgorged in the Methode Champenoise tradition.
Dark brick red colour. The nose is clearly varietal with a depth of spicy dark berry fruit. Extended bottle maturation has added a complex array of characters - warm spice, earthy undergrowth and old leather that have integrated harmoniously. The palate is elegant and still very youthful, with intense sweet berry flavours balanced by fine tannins and soft acidity. The hallmark of Show Sparkling is the complexity and savoury bottle-aged characters that build in the mouth before the incredibly long, lingering finish.
Drink now to 2020.
A complex array of spicy, savoury, blackberry and licorice aromas and flavours; best balanced and driest for some time; will continue to develop in bottle. Crown seal underwrites the future.
“James Halliday - 2006 Australian Wine Companion”