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Home : St Hallett Old Block Shiraz
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|St Hallett Old Block Shiraz 1993|
Winery: St Hallett
Region: Australia - South Australia - Barossa Valley
Best Drinking: 1997 to 2001
Best Vintages: '80, '84, '87, '88, '90, '91, '93, '94, '96, '97, '98, '99
Drink with: Kangaroo, game
The wine which propelled St Hallett into national and international demand. The vast majority of the vineyard blocks involved have old, dry-grown vines, but in the manner of Grange, the individual contributions vary from one year to the next. Both Eden Valley grapes (around 20 per cent) and Barossa Valley grapes (around 80 per cent) are typically used. The wine is matured in a mix of new to three-year-old American oak barrels for 24 to 28 months prior to bottling.
James Halliday Jan 01 1996 Rating: 94 out of 100
Medium to full red-purple; clean, moderately intense bouquet of dark cherry and plum fruit, with oak evident but in restraint. As ever, a marvellously stylish wine on the palate, spotlessly clean and very well crafted, with that black cherry fruit and a vanilla cream texture and flavour coming from the judicious use of good American oak. Right up to form. Retasted on three occasions in the second half of 1996 with consistent notes (and very high points).
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