St Hallett `Old Block` Shiraz 2008 (6 x 750mL), Barossa, SA. RRP$88.99

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RRP $88.99

$67.99 per Bottle
$407.94 per pack
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An acknowledged icon of the Barossa, St Hallett Old Block is an elegant and seamless Shiraz, widely recognised as world-class. Derived from low cropping old vines of 60 to 100 years of age, Old Block Shiraz is by its very nature exclusive.

SA - Barossa
South Australia

Expert Reviews

As you’d expect, a powerful wine that has plenty of toasty mocha-scented oak, ripe plums and deep-seated tarry regional character – it really booms “Barossa!” On the palate, the one-third Eden Valley-sourced component chimes in keeping the palate tidy and delivering elegant, savoury tannins and holding the finish neatly in place. "Rating 94 - Nick Stock (01/FEB/2011)

The diligence of the Barossa’s most attentive makers shines more in the tumultuous 2008 season than in any before it. The Barlow-Blackwell duo has tamed this voluptuous vintage, hand-carving their Old Block into a honed structure, tightrope balance and consummate control, to land an opulent wine at a tantalising 13.9% alcohol. Rating 96 - Tyson Stelzer, www. (06/MAY/2011)

... driven by fruit Blackwell and his sidekick Toby Barlow chose from vineyards that are between 60 and 100 years old. For layers of powerful peppery flavours along with incredible balance and texture, this wine ticks all the boxes. Throw in its proven cellaring potential, safely to 2023, according to Blackwell, and you have unquestionably one of Australias super-premium reds.John Fordham, Sunday Telegraph, John Fordham (15/May/2011)

"Immediate drinking pleasure. What the extra bucks pay for here is provenance and a proven ability to age gracefully. Bright aromas and a deep core of flavours of blackberry and cherry mingle with spice (cinnamon, clove and white pepper), mint and vanilla. Its opulent, well-balanced and a pleasure to drink now. Its sealed under screwcap these days, and if you can store it well and have patience, youll be well rewarded in 10 years time." 4.5 Stars - Ben Thomas, The Weekly Review (30/MAY/2011)

Winery Tasting Notes


Medium density reds with a touch of crimson.


Elegant restraint is what immediately comes to mind - with a swirl of the glass the underlying complexity of this wine becomes apparent.. There is the warming menthol classic Eden Valley aspect initially followed by blackberry fruit's and dusty well integrated spicy French oak.


Beautifully poised at the moment with perfect balance between bright acidity and soft lingering tannins. The effect of the higher than usual portion of Eden Valley fruit is steering this wine into more refined and sbutle arena. The cooler Eden Valley provides the seamless tannins and elegant fruit. The Barossa Valley kicks in some density and then usual juiciness.

Food Matching

Endeavour to decant this wine 2 to 3 hours prior to serving. Excellent with rich venison and other game dishes.

Cellaring Potential

Expected to evolve beautifully over the next 15 years and with correct cellaring should peak between 2019 - 2023.

SA - Barossa
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

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In the heart of the Barossa Valley, Australia’s best known wine region, lies St Hallett, one of the country’s premier wine producers. Established by the Lindner Family in 1944, for many years St Hallett’s winemaking focus was, like many local wineries, on producing fortified wines. However during the seventies and eighties St Hallett turned to explore the true potential of the Barossa through premium table wines. This has resulted in St Hallett’s elevation as one of Australia’s best producers.

St Hallett is renowned for crafting full-flavored, textured wines entirely from Barossa Valley fruit and is credited with producing benchmark wines of the region such as the iconic St Hallett Old Block Shiraz, made from vines aged up to 100 years old.

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