St Hallett Blackwell Shiraz 2019
96 POINT RATED JAMES HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION & 95 POINT RATED HUON HOOKE THE REAL REVIEW
- ★★★★★ ★★★★★ 5 out of 5 stars.
- 96 POINT RATED JAMES HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION
- 95 POINT RATED HUON HOOKE THE REAL REVIEW
- 92 POINT RATED JAMES SUCKLING
- 91 POINT RATED CHRISTINA PICKARD WINE ENTHUSIAST MAGAZINE
- 5 RED STAR RATED WINERY JAMES HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION
A rich, deep crimson red, with vibrant hues. Complex layers of blackberry, fine cocoa and hints of baking spices gently elevate from the glass. An opulent and elegant Barossa Shiraz with complex flavours of blackberry and black forest, followed by waves of cocoa and baking spice on the middle palate. The supple tannins are well polished, persistent, and perfectly complement the American oak. This brilliantly structured, full-bodied and balanced wine will reward careful cellaring in years to come.
96 Point Rated - James Halliday Wine Companion
"Bright-rimmed crimson purple; typically crushed and destemmed, 10 days on skins, 14 months in oak. A perfectly balanced and poised medium-bodied shiraz, with a lustrous, succulent palate and a texture akin to Thai silk, tannins sufficient for the job and no more."
95 Point Rated - Huon Hooke The Real Review
"Deep red/purple colour, dense graphite, earth, black fruit aromas, the palate rich and full-bodied, savoury and drying on the finish with abundant soft tannins. A classic Barossa shiraz, a long termer and top-notch quality."
92 Point Rated - James Suckling
"Polished nose of ripe black plums, blueberries, cedar, vanilla and chocolate. It’s full-bodied with muscular, smooth tannins. Plush and caressing. Drink or hold. Screw cap."
91 Point Rated - Christina Pickard Wine Enthusiast Magazine
"Rich and traditionally styled, this muscular Shiraz initially wafts plum, red fruit and chocolatey oak, trailed by bay leaf and gentle peppery spice. There's power to the sturdy palate, the fruit and spice cinched by chiseled, sandpapery tannins. Still young, this wine could reward careful cellaring through 2032."
91 Point Rated - Wine Spectator Magazine
90 Point Rated - Jancis Robinson
Barossa experienced one of the driest vintages in 2019. During winter, we saw below average rainfall. A dry spring and summer followed, which resulted in naturally lower yields across the vineyards. Overall, the conditions produced rich and concentrated wines.
Blackwell Shiraz is consistently sourced from vineyards in the parishes of Ebenezer, Greenock and Moppa Hills. Individual parcels are harvested and treated as single batches in the winery. The fruit was destemmed and transferred to various sized fermenters based on the batch size. Yeast selection, pump over regime and ferment temperature varied, based on the characters of the block with fermentation typically around 24 - 26°C and time on skins between 10 and 12 days. Malolactic fermentation took place in the fermenter. After pressing, the parcels were filled to American oak barrels, where they matured for 12-16 months.
Barossa Valley, South Australia
|Cellaring:||Drink now or cellar up to 2032|
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