This is the full bodied, flavour packed Shiraz which made Barossa famous. Named after Senior Winemaker Stuart Blackwell, it’s full of dark fruits with brooding intensity. 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.
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. It's all about optimum power and concentration of fruit flavour.
"An opulent Barossa Shiraz. It cries out for a juicy steak - do yourself a favour." -- Stuart, St Hallett winemaker since 1972
- SA - Barossa
- South Australia
Fermented for 6-8 days, 6 pumpovers per day, matured for 18 months in new and used American oak, plus 6 months in bottle. Deep crimson-purple and full-bodied, sultry dark fruits guard the door, prised ajar on the finish by pleasingly edgy tannins and a twist of oak. Sure to flourish in the years ahead. Rating 95 - Drink by 2038 James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2016
The 20th release of Blackwell is a wine that expresses exceptional definition of flavour and structure, driven by pure and precise black plum and black cherry fruit, framed in a confidently scaffolded structure of prominent, firm, velvety tannins. Excellent acid tone reinforces its medium-bodied demeanour and compounds its considerable longevity. This is a Blackwell for the long-haul, and looks set to go down among the finest in the 20 year lineage of this celebrated label. $30 at Nillumbik Cellars and ANZ Wines. Rating 95 - Tyson Stelzer, Wine Taste Weekly 14 Jul 15
St Hallett is on another winner with this 2013 Blackwell Shiraz. Dark colour with vibrant edges. Rich, cuddly, plum soaked flavour with smoky vanilla-creme oak melted straight into the fruit. The bear comes to give you a hug. Tannin stretches through the finish; the fruit's given just enough rein. Terrific big flavoured Barossa red. Rating 95 - Campbell Mattinson The Wine Front 01 Jul 15
Winery Tasting Notes
Trademark brooding characters of Blackwell with notes of dark chocolate, wild blackberry and hints of clove and aniseed. There is a subtle edge of violet and raspberry as the wine opens up.
Dark cherry adds to deep fruit characters on the palate. It’s more mineral and textural than previous years and rolls nicely from fruit into spice and cracked pepper. Chalky, coating tannins provide structure and a long finish with lingering pepper.
Excellent with any cut of red meat including a juicy rib-eye steak on the bone. A wine with the backbone to go well with wintry style dishes and spicy, full flavoured meats such as tender beef in blackbean sauce. After dinner, serve with an aged hard, bitey cheese such as a vintage cheddar.