St Hallett Shiraz Barossa 2006
This great Barossa winery goes from strength to strength. Toby Barlow, fresh from his stunning successes at Mitchelton in Victoria ensures that St Hallett remains one of the most forward looking wineries in Australia. An acknowledged icon of the Barossa, St Hallett Old Block is an elegant and seamless Shiraz widely recognised as world class.Powerful lifted aromas of dark chocolate and mocha are intertwined with a soft, underlying dark berry fragance. The palate shows a restrained elegance and persistence with textured, seamless tannins.
St Hallet focuses on crafting full-flavoured , textured wines entirely from Barossa fruit.
Three and a half glasses
External Reviews for St Hallett Shiraz Barossa
Full, purple-edged dark red. Peppery, spicy, fragrance of vibrant small red berries, cassis and plum, with hints of boiled confection, chocolate and vanillin oak. Generously flavored, rich and soft, with sweet, earthy berry flavors and fine, silky tannins. Typical old-fashioned Barossa style of Shiraz, lightly oaked and very approachable.
Firm in texture, with floral overtones and grainy tannins around a core of plum and anise flavors. Finishes with some refinement. Best from 2003 through 2007.
Velvety, open-textured and appealing for its blackberry and tar flavors, hinting at tobacco. The finish sails on. Drink now through 2014.
Inky violet. Deep blackcurrant and cherry preserve aromas are complemented by cocoa, licorice and candied flowers. Lush, round and sweet, with deep dark berry liqueur flavors and no obvious tannins. Mouthfillings and immediately appealing, with very good finishing cling and length.
Therersquo;s far more chocolate cherry fruit concentrated into the center of this wine than at either end mdash; at the moment, the aroma is primary and retiring, the finish quickly fading into to a memory of the wallop of fruit on the palate. While it lasts, the smooth well-upholstered texture is held firmly enough by acidity, and makes the case for a few more years of age.
Spicy and ripe-tasting, itrsquo;s generous with its cranberry-scented plum and anise flavors that linger on the round, mouthfilling finish. Tempting now, but wait until 1999 for the oak to meld.
100% Barossa Shiraz fermented in small lots then aged 14 months in American oak barrels. Vibrant, spicy red fruits framed by solid oak tannins and lovely finish. ldquo;Like Christmas Puddingrdquo; as the Aussie say.