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Date Printed: 7/30/2014
St Hallett Blackwell Shiraz 2001
St Hallett Blackwell Shiraz 2001
(search item no. 79350)

PRICE ON 7/30/2014: $32.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 Australian Wine Companion rating: 96 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2007 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2005 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2004 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2004 The Wine News rating: 90 points
2003 Australian Wine Companion rating: 92 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
1997 International Wine Cellar rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

St Hallett is firmly entrenched as one of the Barossas premium Shiraz producers, sourcing grapes from a number of St Hallett owned and contracted vineyards in the Barossa and Eden Valleys. While the Faith Shiraz, Blackwell Shiraz and Old Block Shiraz each express the generous flavours of Barossa in different ways, they are all seamlessly linked by the individual and distinct nature of fine Barossa Shiraz in its purest form.

The wine pairs well with rare roasted beef, lamb dishes and farm house cheeses.

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About St Hallett:

As one of the founding wineries of the region and in the strength, warmth and honesty of its wines, St Hallett has come to be regarded as quintessential Barossa.

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 status 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.

Winemaker and General Manager, Stuart Blackwell spearheaded the commissioning of the new winemaking facilities in 1988 and the installation of some of the world's most advanced fruit processing and handling equipment. Despite this modern approach, traditional winemaking techniques prevail at St Hallett as they are best suited to the winery's classic style.