2017 Garden of Eden Shiraz
A short winter and warm dry spring got the growing season off to an early start. Well timed rains in November & January ensured vines had enough moisture to support ripening through to harvest. The early start and healthy ripening conditions after the rain brought on vintage through an ideally mild February and March with many cool nights. The 2016 vintage delivered the ideal vineyard outcomes of excellent yields and quality, producing classic Eden Valley wines of sensational depth and complexity.
Grapes for Garden of Eden are sourced exclusively from the Eden Valley. The higher elevation results in pretty red fruit characters, spice and fine tannin structure. This region of Barossa has been important for St Hallett and has contributed to most vintages of the flagship Old Block Shiraz
Flavours of bitter cherries and blackberries mingle with blueberry and white pepper. Fine grained tannins drive the palate to incredible length and persistence with an acidity perfect suited to lamb, steak and braised meats. Enjoy now with a 30 minute decant or age for 5-10 years with confidence.