Wine of the Week AU

St Hallett Higher Earth Syrah 2021, Eden Valley, AUD $60

St Hallett is one of the great red winemakers of the Barossa, and this is its new brand of shiraz, from ‘higher earth’ in the Eden Valley.

The colour is a profound, concentrated, glass-staining red-purple and there are rich chocolate and blackberry aromas, with a faint whiff of eucalyptus. Ripe and concentrated fruit does all the talking, oak safely in the background. It’s very rich and plush, concentrated and lavishly flavoured, with velvet tannins and great persistence. A ripping shiraz. (Screwcap)

Score: 96 ★★★★★ – view original tasting note

Alcohol: 14.5%

Ageing: now to 2039

Food: roast beef with mustard, gravy, baked veggies and Yorkshire pud

Stockists: The Wine Collective and Qantas Wine online (AU only)

Ranked: #6 of 153 2021 Shiraz from Barossa

Awarded: Top Rank

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