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Date Printed: 12/19/2014
St Hallett Faith Shiraz 2005
St Hallett Faith Shiraz 2005
(search item no. 90638)
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Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/19/2014: $15.99

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
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:

St Hallett Faith is vibrant and expressive and above all quintessential Barossa. An accessible, benchmark Barossa Shiraz.

Faith's vibrant yet dense purple hue hints at the generosity of fruit within. The wine derives exuberant raspberry, cherry and spice flavours from vineyards in the southern part of the Barossa Valley and pepper from its Eden Valley component. The wine is matured for 12-15 months in American and French oak, the former matching the juicy fruit succulence of the Barossa Valley fruit and the latter suiting the peppery Eden Valley fruit.

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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.