Impressed with these wines from Barossa producer St Hallett. The Faith Shiraz is riper and quite seductive, but with lovely fruit purity. The more expensive Scholz is deeper coloured, but less intense – it’s an elegant, expressive example of Barossa Shiraz with lots of personality.
St Hallett Faith Shiraz 2009 Barossa, Australia
Very appealing sweet berry fruits with nice spicy freshness and silky smooth liquer-like texture. Smooth and ripe with lovely rounded character. Fruit rather than oak to the fore, with freshness and definition. 90/100 (£9.99 Co-op)
St Hallett Single Vineyard Scholz Estate Shiraz 2009 Barossa Valley, Australia
14.5% alcohol. From a vineyard in the north of the region, with silt red clay loams over red clay. Deep vibrant purple/red colour. Fresh, elegant sweet cherry and blackberry nose with some floral notes, as well as hints of cinnamon and olive. The palate is supple, expressive and quite elegant with sweet black cherry fruit and some spiciness. Fresh style. 92/100