St Hallett Old Block Shiraz 2004

Syrah/Shiraz from Barossa Valley, Australia

Item No. 95530
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • Green wine
  • JH92
  • WS91
  • ST91
Style: Big & Bold

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.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2002
  • JH96
  • WS93
  • 1999
  • WS92
  • ST90
  • 1995
  • WS91
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Winemaker's Notes

An acknowledged icon of the Barossa, St. Hallett Old Block is an elegant and seamless Shiraz widely recognized as world class. It is derived purely from low cropping old vines of 60 to over 100 years of age.

Critical Acclaim

"Has sweet berry fruit on the fore-palate, then coasting along towards the finish; I wonder whether there were subliminal cork oxidation issues for what should have been a spectacular wine. Cork."
92 Points

"Reminiscent of a big, old-fashioned California Zinfandel, with dark, ripe fruit flavors and a hint of volatility as the finish keeps ringing. Drink this with a hearty chunk of rare roast."
91 Points

"Opaque purple. Explosively perfumed bouquet of jammy cherry and blackberry, anise pastille, vanilla bean and pungent herbs. Pliant dark berry flavors offer a striking blend of depth and energy, with slow-building tannins adding an impression of structure. Nicely balanced for such an opulent wine, finishing with excellent thrust and lift. This hits pretty much every nook and cranny of the palate but shows no undue weight or lack of vivacity."
91 Points

"Named for a block of 120-year-old vines, this includes fruit from other sources as well, all 60 years or older. Full-on dark plum flavor gives a sense of fully mature grapes without any shade of overripeness. The tannins have an equally dark cocoa richness. Tangy, red- apple skin acidity stands a little apart from the wine, adding zest that may integrate with more time in bottle."
90 Points

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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