2017 Blackwell Shiraz
Shiraz has delivered an exciting array of styles from vibrant flavoursome wines through to rich and complex styles with great texture and cellaring potential. The 2017 vintage was preceded by a favourable season in the Barossa that allowed all vineyards to produce both strong yields and high quality, and has delivered some absolute standout wines from pedigree vineyards.
The St Hallett winemaking philosophy is about focusing on the fruit and its provenance. Simply minimal intervention and maximum attention. We tailor our winemaking to the individual parcel using the years of accumulated knowledge we have of these vineyards and their individual characters. We are looking for balance and flavour integration in the wines before we blend them together to create the Blackwell Barossa Shiraz style. The 2017 vintage commenced about four weeks later than the previous five and was coined by many as the ‘old normal’, with the first Shiraz ready on 4th March.
The full bodied palate has blackforest cake flavours and textures of prodigious intensity and persistence. It is opulent, balanced with a certain vitality that will see the wine age gracefully over the years.