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St Hallett Classic Barossa Shiraz

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Is there a more classic combination than St Hallet and Barossa Valley Shiraz? Since 1944 St Hallet have toiled away in Barossa soils to create very honest, and mouthfilling regional styles. Never too oaky or ripe they are a great example of old-fashioned boots-and-all Barossa Class. At the top of their tree is their Old Block Shiraz, still among the region’s leaders.

2008 for St Hallet, and pretty much everyone in South Australia, was a hot old vintage. So with some of the fruit not quite at its best St Hallet have created the Classic Shiraz. Usually this fruit goes into wines at twice the price but not so in 2008 making it a brilliantly priced wine for the quality in the bottle. Ripe Christmas cake, plum and blackberry fruit sits on a soft and fairly silky (for the Barossa at least) palate. A Barossa Valley wine for easy drinking no less.

Winemaker's Notes

Vibrant plum red with purple hues. Juicy plum and cherry flavours combine with dark chocolate, blackberries and vanilla to create a full bodied but soft Barossa Shiraz.

This wine matches perfectly to a wide variety of dishes - particularly a great steak and anything char-grilled and full flavoured.

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