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Date Printed: 4/23/2014
St Hallett Faith Shiraz 1997
St Hallett Faith Shiraz 1997
(search item no. 16872)

PRICE ON 4/23/2014: $17.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Australian Wine Companion rating: 92 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2010 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2009 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2007 Australian Wine Companion rating: 89 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 88 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
2004 Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The colour of the Faith is deep crimson with a light purple hue. It has lively fresh berry fruit with hints of violets. The palate is well balanced and full-bodied with generous fruit and rich undertones of Indian spice.

This wine pairs well with pasta, well aged Scotch fillet, game such as pheasant or quail and mature cheese.

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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.