'Standard fermentation, matured for 10 months in French oak (13% new, 40% 1yo, 47% 2-3yo). The is an instantaneous recognition of the Eden Valley in the palate, the fruit profile with a luminous polish and a freshness. It's deceptive, for it has great drive and purity, poetry in motion.' 97 points, James Halliday, Wine Companion
The Lindner Family established St Hallett in the heart of the Barossa Valley near Tanunda in 1944. After a relatively sleepy beginning producing fortified wines, the winery restructured its ownership. The rumbustious pioneering energy of Barossa legend Bob McLean during the 1980s and 1990s saw an extraordinary metamorphosis. Stuart Blackwell, St Hallett’s winemaker since 1972 oversaw the development of Langton's Classified 'Excellent' St Hallet Old Block Shiraz, perhaps one of the most successful ultra-fine Barossa Shirazes and an early cult-type wine. Alongside Old Block, St Hallett makes a range of wines that consistently over-deliver including the classic reserve style Blackwell Shiraz.