St Hallett `Blackwell` Shiraz 2010 (12 x 375mL half bottle), Barossa, SA.

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Overview

Blackwell Shiraz fruit is sourced exclusively from the north and western slopes of the Barossa Valley. These areas of the Barossa include Seppeltsfield, Marananga, Greenock and Ebenezer. Grapes sourced from these areas are from particularly low yielding vineyards producing highly concentrated fruit flavours.

Stuart Blackwell has been St Hallett winemaker since 1972 and has been fundamental in its success. This classic and rich Barossa Valley

Shiraz pays tribute to his foresight, talent and commitment.

NB: The actual bottle is 375mL

Region:
SA - Barossa
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

"Has St Hallett ever put forth a set of wines as drop-dead gorgeous as 2010? Nope. True to its name, the colour of this wine is a black well of intensity, promising something very special before you even lift the glass. The bouquet and palate deliver the same depth, throwing impressively dense black plum and black cherry fruit into a vortex of liquorice and dark chocolate. For all its proportions, there is a poise, harmony and balance to the finish, with outstanding line and length upheld by perfectly gauged, firm, finely textured tannins. A wine of class and detail that encapsulates an incredible season."Rating 95 - Tyson Stelzer, www.tysonstelzer.com (22/FEB/2013)

"Named in honour of long-serving chief winemaker Stuart Blackwell, this is less than half the price of the top St Hallett shiraz, Old Block, but lacks little in comparison. Dense, dark, red-purple in colour, it has slight reductive, sweet, almost jammy fruit on the bouquet, with some savoury earthiness. It’s rich and deep on the palate, with plenty of fleshiness and density, but also elegance and grace, with no excesses of oak, alcohol or ripeness. Good concentration and a long, long aftertaste. Another brilliant 2010 wine, lovely to drink now with long-term cellaring potential. "

Rating 95 - Huon Hooke, Sydney Morning Herald (OCT/2012)

"There’s room for shiraz across the whole climate-induced flavour spectrum – from the edgy, white-pepper tinged New Zealand styles at the cool-climate extreme to the ripe and opulent warm-climate Barossa styles. What some cool-climate ideologists ignore, however, is the large number of drinkers wed to the richer, warmer styles and the extraordinary finessing of these styles over the last 20 years. Stuart Blackwell’s shiraz is a fine example. It’s ripe, full bodied and Barossa to the core. But it’s also vibrant and spritely on the palate, with deep, sweet fruit flavour and lovely soft tannins."Chris Shanahan, Canberra Times (23/JAN/2013)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Dense, inky, dark red, with purple hues.

Aroma

There are layers of intense dark fruits and notes of licorice. The power of the fruit is clearly evident on the nose.

Palate

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.

Cellaring Potential

Those with the patience to cellar for eight to 15 years in the right conditions will be rewarded.

Food Matching

Juicy steak, beef stew or hard cheeses.

Vintage
2010
Region
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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