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.
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.
- SA - Barossa
- South Australia
"One of my favourite Barossa wines since its introduction a few years ago, this captures a stunning vintage perfectly. Lovely freshness on the nose, and the palate has a tightness about it, with excellent fruit intensity. Tannins are fine and firm, giving elegance and refinement. Stylish and powerful."
Rating 96 - Ray Jordan, Weekend West (07/JUL/2012)
"Layers of intense dark fruits and notes of licorice fill the nose. The palate is full-bodied and concentrated. As the wine opens, velvety chocolate characters emerge and build, with integrated rolling tannins providing textural interest and structure."
Nick Stock, Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine (MAY/2012)
Winery Tasting Notes
Dense, inky, dark red, with purple hues.
There are layers of intense dark fruits and notes of licorice. The power of the fruit is clearly evident on the nose.
The palate is full bodied and concentrated. The fruit characters are layered and dark with mulberry and blackcurrant. As the wine opens, velvety chocolate characters emerge and build, with integrated rolling tannins providing textural interest and structure.
Those with the patience to cellar for eight to 15 years in the right conditions will be rewarded.
Juicy steak, beef stew or hard cheeses