2012 Blackwell Shiraz 3L Jeroboam
2012 Blackwell Shiraz
Hailed as one of the great Barossa vintages, the 2012 Blackwell is a perfect balance of fruit, spice and tannin. Matured and cellared in a 3 litre bottle, this is a must have for any St Hallett Shiraz collector.
September 2011 was cool and cloudy, which led to slow budburst and shoot growth. This was followed by dry and warmer conditions in October allowed the vines to catch up after their slow start. Overall below average crops were evident in December, but this proved to be a vintage of quality over quantity. January and February continued the trend of below average temperatures, yet harvest commenced two weeks earlier than most years. The pace of the 2012 vintage was unusually calm due to the steady, staggered ripening and lower yields.