SEPPELT 'CHALAMBAR' SHIRAZ 2016

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Campbell Mattinson
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James Halliday's Wine Companion
SKU
SESH201612 UCAU
$24.99 Per item
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750ml (Bottle)
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In recent years the Chalambar has achieved wide acclaim for not only its approachability upon release, but its inherent ability to age superbly for such an affordable wine. Fragrant blue fruits, violets and spice with a hint of dutch liquorice and cedar. Notes of black fruits, pepper and a delicate angle of spice that grows even more complexity through the length of flavour.
In recent years the Chalambar has achieved wide acclaim for not only its approachability upon release, but its inherent ability to age superbly for such an affordable wine. Fragrant blue fruits, violets and spice with a hint of dutch liquorice and cedar. Notes of black fruits, pepper and a delicate angle of spice that grows even more complexity through the length of flavour.

Scores & Reviews

92 / 100

Campbell Mattinson

Chalambar Shiraz. Staple of Australian red wine drinking life. Made with grapes grown in the Grampians and Heathcote regions. This release is certainly not one to disappoint. Volume, style and complexity are all in a good place: flavours of red and black berries, healthy serves of cloves and black pepper, sandalwood and campfire notes, and just enough smoky oak to lend it some polish. It’s the kind of red you can thoroughly enjoy without ever getting overly excited, if that makes sense. It doesn’t scream high quality but its mix of sweet ripe fruit and spice notes would be just the ticket, on most occasions.

94 / 100

James Halliday's Wine Companion

Seems to be showing a stronger Heathcote influence with this release, or perhaps it's the warmer vintage expressing itself. In any case it's quite an open and accessible wine, spicy and sweet-fruited, although there is a gamey, savoury element. Finished with a smooth veneer of oak, it's a well rounded package and continues to deliver genuine value for money.