As St Hallett’s reserve Shiraz, Blackwell is big and bold. It exudes all the power and brooding density that the Barossa has to offer in Shiraz.
- SA - Barossa
- South Australia
"Strong crimson-purple; a very rich, traditional full-bodied Barossa Valley Shiraz, with luscious black fruits on the bouquet, augmented there as well as on the palate by 20 months in American oak; the texture is velvety, the tannins ripe. A new type of screwcap with a silicone interior." Rating 94 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion Edition 2011
"Pretty special. It has grunt and power and balance, but as we so often say – it’s the churn of tannin that really sets it apart. This is a ripsnorter. Blackberries, coal, cedarwood, smoke, deli meats and a few other things besides. Fantastic length. Fantastic structure. One taste and it instantly became a candidate for wine of the year." Rating 95 Points Campbell Mattinson and Gary Walsh, Big Red Wine Book 2010/2011, (01/06/2010)
"This is a wine of grunt and power and balance. It tastes of blackberries, coal, cedarwood, smoke, deli meats and a few other things besides. Raspberries, for instance. Very good length too. Obvious vanillin/American oak, but it’s a positive here. Decent structure. A black, thick, sweet-but-well-balanced wine. Really good. "Rating 93+ Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front (15/09/2010)
"Inky dark and chockfull of delightful aromas—bramble berry, black licorice and chocolate—this is deftly balanced and brimming with flavour. Palate-coating succulent Bing cherry and ripe mulberry mingle with savoury, leafy pie cherry flavours throughout. It’s medium to full bodied, generously textured and dishes out a lengthy finish." 4 Stars - Vic Harradine (UK), Wine Current (02/03/2010)
"Huge spice box of aromas and a big, dark berry palate with soft, chamois-like tannins."3 Stars- Louisa Rose, Nigel Dolan & Phil Reedman MW Winestate (01/10/2010)
Stuart Blackwell, winemaker since 1974, has evolved St Hallett's Barossa Shiraz to icon status and Blackwell Shiraz is named in recognition of his foresight and commitment. Big and bold, this wine exudes the power and brooding density that the Barossa has to offer. The luxurious and inviting aromas of raspberry, plums and chocolate lead to a dense, brooding palate layered with black forest cake flavours and mouth-coating textured tannins.Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine (FEB-MAR/2011)
Winery Tasting Notes
Dense, inky dark red with purple hues.
Forward raspberry and black forest fruits tantalise the senses with subtle chocolate tones on the nose.
The dense, brooding palate is filled with black forest fruits, blending seamlessly with chocolate flavours, finishing with textured, rolling tannins.
Excellent with any red meats - just perfect with a juicy rib-eye steak on the bone!
8 to 12 years from vintage.
The fruit is picked at full ripeness to gain optimum power and concentration of fruit flavour and a dense, inky colour. Each parcel of Shiraz is individually matched to one of a selection of American oak barrels in which the wine spends two years maturing and gaining considerable texture and power prior to release.