My sister gave me this wine as a present! Inky dark in color almost black with a lovely nose of black berries. On the mid pallet the wine displays some lovely varietal black berries to match the nose. On the medium length finish the wine displays some varietal spicy, peppery notes, along with some tannins. The alcohol is still quite noticeable. It could do with some more aging or breathing. I would give it an 89-90 or so … We paired it with a fillet mignon and it held up VERY well. Perfect pairing! Thanks Catherine!

From the LCBO web site (not from this year):
ST. HALLETT BLACKWELL SHIRAZ 2009 VINTAGES 535104 | 750 mL bottle Price $ 34.95

Made in: South Australia, Australia
By: Lion Nathan Wine Group

Release Date: Aug 3, 2013

Wine, Red Wine
14.5% Alcohol/Vol.

Style: Full-bodied & Smooth

Varietal: Shiraz/Syrah
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Sugar Content: 6 g/L

Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry

Tasting Note
Velvety, mouthfilling style with sweet, ripe black fruits and spicy oak offest by cool coconut, pepper and savoury, flinty notes. Lovely stuff. Score – 5 Stars (out of 5). (Decanter World Wine Awards, 2012)


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