St Hallett Barossa Blackwell Shiraz

Has St Hallett ever put forth a set of wines as drop-dead gorgeous as 2010? Nope. True to its name, the colour of this wine is a black well of intensity, promising something very special before you even lift the glass. The bouquet and palate deliver the same depth, throwing impressively dense black plum and black cherry fruit into a vortex of liquorice and dark chocolate. For all its proportions, there is a poise, harmony and balance to the finish, with outstanding line and length upheld by perfectly gauged, firm, finely textured tannins. A wine of class and detail that encapsulates an incredible season. $30 at Discount Wines, Cellarit, Canterbury Wines, No Frills Wine, Aussie Wines, Nicks, Wine List Australia, WineStar and Duty Free Stores Australia.