Seppelt Sparkling Shiraz 1999

90 points

Shows the benefit of aging this commercial volume wine.  Actually I’m struggling to think of a vintage that didn’t turn out fine after 5+ years, ummm, well this 1999 just adds to the pack.

It doesn’t have a lot of fizz, but has good flavour in a rich, tending towards savoury style.  Unlike many sparkling reds from Oz (one of the great wines of Oz) this doesn’t drink that well by itself, it needs food.

A reminder – buy some of the current vintage and keep it for 3-5 years.   It’s not expensive and you’ll love the result a Summer/Winter Solstice.

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