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Date Printed: 12/17/2014
St Hallett Faith Shiraz 2006
St Hallett Faith Shiraz 2006
(search item no. 93885)
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Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
Australian Wine Companion rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 12/17/2014: $15.49

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
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:

Color: Vibrant magenta with purple hues

Bouquet: Up-front dark cherry and raspberry fruits with a hint of spice

Palate: The dark cherry and raspberry fruit flavors continue onto the palate and combine with chocolate and spice, offering a burst of lively berry fruit followed by an even, textural experience with smooth and supple tannins. This generous wine proves itself as a benchmark Barossa Shiraz.

This wine will make a perfect complement to the usual suspects: grilled rack of lamb or filet steak. It is also amazingly versatile and will partner nicely with a variety of cuisines - try it with fragrant curries spiced with cinnamon and cardamom. The 2006 Faith Shiraz can also be enjoyed on its own as a glass that bursts with flavor.

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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.