With every vintage our winemaking team learn more about the influence of the site on the flavour and quality of the wines.
This limited release wine from one of the founding wineries of the region, is the culmination of St Hallett’s desire to explore and showcase the individuality of specific vineyards that exemplify the diversity of classic Barossa Shiraz at its best.
The Dawkins vineyard is tucked away in the eastern part of Eden Valley around 5 kilometres from the Eden Valley township. There simply is no comparison or even simile that can be drawn for the character that this vineyard expresses each year. The wine is one of the recognisable personalities each year in our post vintage blind tasting. The hallmark of the Shiraz from John Dawkins vineyard is highly aromatic sage, spearmint and red berry characters on the nose following on to a palate which has presence and majesty.
It has a fragrant dried sage and herbs bouquet and the palate has bright red fruits with slate, pepper, spice and dried herbs in the background. Fine texture and tanning persist across the palate for a long, fine finish.
95 Points - Halliday Companion 2021
"23yo vines, fermented with cultured yeast, 10 days on skins, 14 months in 1-3yo French oak. Very good wine, luscious red berry, plum and herb flavours, the tannins fine." James Halliday