White Wines    Bordeaux White Blends    Barossa Valley    Australia   
Wine.com - Buy wines, wine clubs, gift baskets and more
My Rating (circle) :
Date Printed: 10/24/2014
St Hallett Poachers Blend 2005
St Hallett Poachers Blend 2005
(search item no. 90100)
screw cap wine

Australian Wine Companion rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 10/24/2014: $13.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Australian Wine Companion rating: 88 points
2007 Australian Wine Companion rating: 88 points
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The Poacher's Blend is a classic Australian medium dry white blended from Chenin Blanc, Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc grapes picked in the cool of night. It is a crisp, clean wine that is an easy drinking delight.

Full flavored with lifted tropical, lime and citrus flavors, this wine was created to marry with the freshwater crustaceans and fish that are regularly "poached" from the creeks and waterways of landowners in the country and believed to be a legitimate, heritage pastime in Australia. Alternately as an aperitif, or with a variety of fish and seafoods the Poacher's Blend is a bright enticing mouthful of Barossa flavor.

My Notes:

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.