2018 Garden of Eden Shiraz
Grapes for Garden of Eden are sourced exclusively from the high elevation Eden Valley. This results in pretty red fruit characters, spice and fine tannin structure. This region of Barossa has always been important for St Hallett and has contributed to most vintages of the flagship Old Block Shiraz.
Reflecting on the 2018 vintage, good winter rains in July and August preceded a warm and dry spring. The growing season was very dry from mid-November with very few rain events. Vintage time for St Hallett was similar to more recent vintages with steady ripening throughout the season. Overall a very dry growing season with a warm spring, occasionally hot summer, a perfect autumn and slightly below average crops delivered densely flavoured wines.