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St Hallett Old Block Shiraz 1998

St Hallett Old Block Shiraz 1998

Syrah/Shiraz from Barossa Valley, Australia

Price: $39.99
Item No. 52732
  • WE95
  • ST93
  • WS91
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2002
  • JH96
  • WS93
  • 1999
  • WS92
  • ST90
  • 1995
  • WS91
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Winemaker's Notes

Consistently one of the highest rated, best selling Aussie Shiraz, this blockbuster is made from 70+ year old vines! Powerful, ripe, spicy, and mouthfillingly sumptuous.

Using traditional open top fermenters each parcel of fruit from the old blocks is fermented seperately and then matured in American oak for two and a half years. Only the very best parcels are then selected for the final blend, and following assemblage the wine is then matured for a further twelve months in bottle prior to release. This yields a full-flavoured, mouthfilling chocolatey Shiraz, with a soft and velvety finish: A representative of the True and Classic Barossa style.

"From vines over 70 years old, this delightful wine combines sheer size with the finesse of a great red. Powerful flavors of anise, blackberry jam, sweet cassis and dark chocolate cascade over the palate, stunning with richness and intensity. Yet the wine maintains a lilting grace and lightness, not to mention the near-perfect balance for aging."
-Wine Enthusiast

Learn About St Hallett Map ItMap It

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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Learn About Barossa Valley

The Barossa zone consists of two sections - the Barossa Valley and the Eden Valley. Wines from the Eden Valley can be labelled Barossa or Barossa Valley. Situated just a bit east of the large city of Adelaide, Barossa is Australia's wine headquarters. Mega producers are based here, boutique wineries call it home and a majority of the habitants claim their income on the wine...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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