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One of the closely guarded secrets which remained cardinal to the preeminence of Grange Hermitage, was the sacred tally of exceptional vineyards which were called on to provide fruit for the new world's most stately Shiraz. The elite Grange Growers Club is one of the nation's more exclusive fellowships, an illustrious canon of distinguished wine growing families which are the stuff of Australian viticultural history. One of McLaren Vale's most eminent dynasties, Oliver's of Taranga were an essential inclusion into many of the mighty Grange's most memorable vintages. Oliver Taranga's estate flagship HJ Reserve Shiraz represents peerless value for a wine of its provenance, power, persistence and depth, $50.99 and drinking sensationally... A principal part of the great grange»
Returned servicemen from the Great War could look forward to government grants of pastoral freehold. West Australia's Willyabrup Valley was such a place, just a short walk from the balmy beaches of Indian Ocean, it offered the veterans excellent potential for agriculture. The fertile lands of Sussex Vale were originally established to animal husbandry by the discharged troopers, generations of livestock enriched the soils and it was astutely sown to vines in 1973. Fortuitously placed at the very heart of the Australian west's most illustrious estates, it continued to occupy the thoughts of neighbouring Howard Park's chief winemaker, until he acquired the property and relaunched a softly spoken range of the most exquisite wines. Aspirants of the blue blooded styles from Margaret River will be delighted, redolent reds which bloom with berries and violet cassis, powerfully.. A better block on hay shed hill»

St Hallett Blackwell Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Barossa South Australia
Blackwell is sourced exclusively from sloped vineyards around the north and west of Barossa Valley, precincts which yield small harvests of exceptionally concentrated Shiraz grapes. The focus is on preserving freshness and purity of these extraordinarily intense, dark fruit expressions, while retaining perfect tannin balance in the finished wine. The northern hamlets of Kalimna and Ebenezer contribute juicy dark fruit and rich mocha flavours, while parcels from western districts such as Seppeltsfield give Blackwell it's muscular, brooding structure.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$329.50
Established 1944 at the very heart of Barossa Valley, the St Hallett wineworks, one of the region's most formidable labels, attracts fruit from the most distinguished growers in the ancient winegrowing hamlets of Kalimna and Ebenezer, Krondorf and Gomersal, Seppeltsfield and Marananga. Shiraz is picked at full ripeness to capture concentration of flavour, vibrant tannin structure and a dense, inky colour. Each parcel is individually crushed and vinified in a collection of old, traditional open fermenters. Upon completion, batches are matched to one of a selection of American oak barrels for two years maturation, gaining considerable texture and power prior to release.
Garnet red colour. Bouquet speaks volumes, dark fruits of brooding intensity, elegant blueberry and mint perfumes, pure opulence expressing the intensity and inky density of the wine. The palate unleashes dense, rich, dark chocolate and a powerful array of dark blackberry fruit flavours. A focused multi dimensional wine of backbone, scope and breadth. Serve with anything, Blackwell matches all good food.
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