An acknowledged icon of the Barossa, St Hallett Old Block is an elegant and seamless Shiraz widely recognised as world class. Derived purely from low cropping old vines of 60 to over 100 years of age, Old Block Shiraz is by its very nature exclusive.
Old Block Shiraz showcases the harmony to be found between Barossa’s two valley sub-regions. Unique sites in the warmer Barossa Valley contribute a rich foundation while the adjacent higher altitude and cooler Eden Valley confers texture, seamless mineral structure and an elegant floral vitality.
- SA - Barossa
- South Australia
"Intense and powerful Barossa Shiraz stands up to rich and sumptuous fare including venison, game and sticky lamb shanks. Splash out on a top drop like this inky St Hallett Old Block Shiraz from old vine classified vineyards dating back to 1906. Phenomenal aromatics of lavender, cardamom and sage unleash all the perfume and potency of the 09 vintage. Lavish layers of elegant blueberry concentration, spice and silken tannins are pure exhilaration. Perfect justice for a great piece of meat and caramelized reduction sauce."
Louise Rdman, Adelaide Advertiser, (26/MAY/2012)
Winery Tasting Notes
Ruby red with an attractive purple hue.
Lifted floral spice with fresh red fruits and early picked blackberry.
The palate is bright, vibrant and layered. The fruit shows great depth and restrained power with prevailing elegance. The old vines show themselves in the complexity and texture with fine grain tannins providing precise structure. The palate is long and finishes with dense dark fruits.
Those with the patience to cellar it will be rewarded with 2009 expected to drink well to at least 2029.
Aged beef, venison or slow roasted lamb