St Hugo Barossa Shiraz 2018
95 POINT RATED JAMES HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION ST HUGO'S LEGENDARY BAROSSA SHIRAZ
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- 95 POINT RATED TYSON STELZER JAMES HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION
- ICONIC ST HUGO BAROSSA SHIRAZ
- 5 RED STAR RATED WINERY JAMES HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION
- SECOND CONSECUTIVE VINTAGE 95 POINT RATED JAMES HALLIDAY
St Hugo Shiraz displays a dark purple colour with bright crimson hues. The attractive bouquet exhibits complex aromas of dark fruits and toasted cedar, with spicy notes lurking in the background. This intense Shiraz is rich and fresh on the palate, filled with cedar as well as soft, charry notes. Fine tannins and subtle oak notes lead to a refreshing and captivating finale. Crafted to relish upon release, this elegant red wine is a wonderful match to foods like roast beef with roasted root vegetables and pepper sauce.
95 Point Rated - Tyson Stelzer James Halliday Wine Companion
"Matured 18 months in (55% new) 90/10% French/American oak barrels. An impressive vintage for St Hugo, leading out with a full, vibrant purple hue. A deep, compact yet bright core of crunchy blackberries, black cherries and satsuma plum hails a great vintage in the Barossa. High-cocoa dark chocolate French oak has been strategically and expertly deployed for long-term endurance. Impressive promise."
Royal Sydney Wine Show 2021
Varied winemaking techniques from traditional open fermenters and modern sweeping arm fermenters were used to provide distinctive components for the blend. The individual vineyard blocks were harvested and crushed separately to fermenters. Fermentation was controlled between 20 and 28’C with time on skins, ranging from 10 to 21 days, carefully monitored to allow the wine parcels to develop power without compromising their elegance or freshness. Small elements containing whole bunch in the ferment where utilised to drive complexity and differentiation. Following pressing, individual vineyard batches were matured separately, the majority in French oak and a portion of American oak with around 50% being first use. The preference towards French oak was to target a tighter, more structural and elegant expression of Barossa Shiraz. Total maturation in oak was 18 months with a rack and return post malolactic fermentation. Each barrel was assessed for quality and appropriateness of wine style with only those best suited being utilised in the final blend. Further maturation in bottle post bottling is utilised to allow the wine to integrate further prior to release.
Barossa Valley, South Australia
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