St Hallett Gamekeepers Shiraz-Grenache-Touriga 2010

Rhone Red Blends from Australia

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Item No. 118833
  • WS90
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

This wine is a vibrant and lively plum red with purple hues, which has become the trademark of this youthful exuberant wine. There are lifted floral aromas with generous dark cherry and violets. A spicy rose petal-like infusion from the Touriga Nacional combines to complete the sensory experience. A new world vibrant fresh array of red berry fruits and spice gives way to an old world European earthiness. The spicy pepper of the Shiraz and the generous, gamey, juice raspberry flavors of Grenache finish with soft yet assertive tannins. A judicious splash of Touriga adds lovely red rose petal spice. This is a very food friendly wine, it interplays rather than dominates.

Enjoy with antipasto, smoked meats, game or even a little roast duck – in which the Gamekeeper has been known to indulge occasionally.

Critical Acclaim

"Smooth and generous, showing fine balance to the dark berry, guava and peppery flavors. Lingers pleasantly on the finish."
90 Points

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mlundberg27 - Rancho Santa Fe, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(11/3/2013)
Style: Big & Bold
This wine tries to be many things, from a ripe cote rotie to an australian gsm. Rich raspberries assail the palate, followed by sage, underbrush, and herbaceous notes, most likely coming from the Touriga? Fairly aromatic for such a dense and heavily extracted fruit forward wine, this is not likely to appeal to most mainstream tastes. From a technical standpoint it is quite good and ready for consumption now, but it needs a good hour or two of decanting to prevent overwhelming the palate with strong flavors. If you do not like australian cote rotie (the general aromatic "style" of this wine), then it is best to avoid.
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dchall2 - Johnstown, PA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(4/3/2014)
Style: Light & Fruity
Disappointing
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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...

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