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Date Printed: 7/25/2014
St Hallett Blackwell Shiraz 2007
St Hallett Blackwell Shiraz 2007
(search item no. 108689)
boutique wine
screw cap wine

Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/25/2014: $21.99

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
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:

The color is dense, inky dark red with purple hues. The Bouquet has forward raspberry and black forest fruits which tantalize the senses with subtle chocolate tones on the nose. The dense, brooding palate is filled with black forest fruits, blending seamlessly with chocolate flavors, finishing with textured, rolling tannins. Excellent with any red meats – just perfect with a juicy rib-eye steak on the bone!
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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.