Grape Variety: 100% Shiraz
Region: South Australia
Vinification: Each vineyard destined for Butcher’s Cart was vinified separately and had skin contact for ten days with six pump overs per day.
Ageing/Maturation: Post-pressing, the wine was sent to American Oak Hogsheads for 13 months of maturation.
Cellar Potential: 5+ years
St Hallett Butcher's Cart Shiraz 2015
Trademark brooding characters of Blackwell with notes of dark chocolate, wild blackberry and hints of clove and aniseed. There is a subtle edge of violet and raspberry as the wine opens up. Dark cherry adds to deep fruit characters on the palate. It’s more mineral and textural than previous years and rolls nicely from fruit into spice and cracked pepper. Chalky, coating tannins provide structure and a long finish with lingering pepper.
The Wine Front - 93 points
Established by the Lindner family in 1944 St Hallett’s initial focus was the production of fortified wines. The first vintage of Old Block Shiraz in 1980 and its success, accelerated a shift of focus towards the premium table wines St Hallett has become renowned for ever since. Together with other established Barossa winery families such as Rockford, Lehmann, Melton and Burge, St Hallett understood the importance of saving the old vines and focusing on the key varieties for the Barossa region – particularly Shiraz.
Strong long-term relationships with focussed and passionate growers give St Hallett access to the Barossa’s most prized vineyards with some dating back over 100 years. Over time St Hallett has built up a deep understanding of the rich tapestry of sites and climates in the Barossa and with it an appreciation of both dedicated growers and quality vines.An unrivalled dedication to preserving the integrity of these individual growers’ parcels of fruit has always been the St Hallett philosophy. By tailoring fermentation and maturation to each parcel, we reveal the rich textures, depth and diversity of Barossa wine.