St Hallett Mighty Ox Shiraz 2018 (3x1500ml Magnum)
case of 3
$180.00 case of
"Sourced from the rich deep clay soils of Northern Barossa, in the parishes of Ebenezer, Greenock and Moppa Hills. A wine that represents the unique history of Barossa Shiraz, strong, bold and muscular, much like the great oxen used to plough the ancient Australian soils." Helen McCarthy, Chief Winemaker.
Bright and intense crimson colour. A complex and powerful nose, full of rich dark berries, black forest cake and vanilla with subtle licorice root and spice characters. Full bodied, luscious and powerful on the palate. Excellent fruit intensity, enhanced by the American oak with strong characters of blackberry and black cherry. Prominent oak characters of vanilla and dark chocolate seamlessly appear with delightful and evident acidity and tannin. There is an outstanding persistence long after the wine leaves the mouth.
Peak drinking between 2028 - 2033
96 Gold Points - HallidayCompanion2022
"Exclusively in magnum. From 25yo vines northern Barossa. Matured in seasoned American oak barrels. True to name, the mighty northern Barossa comes alive with depth and impact. Yet, crucially, this boasts the lift, detail and precision that set the modern St Hallett apart. Full, vibrant purple, it brims with crunchy blackberries, black cherries and satsuma plums, laced with exotic spice. Refreshing acidity and enduring fine-grained tannins complete a long finish." Tyson Seltzer
Rated96 pointsby Nick Stock for jamessuckling.com. "A nod to the traditional, full-bodied Barossa Valley shiraz style, this has a rich array of blackberry, blackcurrant, earth, lead-pencil and beef-stock aromas with a strong, tarry thread too. Big, delicious and balanced. Northwestern Barossa sourcing here. Magnums only, this is custom made for collectors and cellaring. Try from 2026" Nick Stock 9/11/2020
“The name, the magnum and the alcohol level all suggest a full-bodied wine dripping with extract of fruit, tannins and oak. Yet it is none of those things; it is elegant, perfectly balanced, its black cherry/blackberry fruits with a finely pitched savoury edge. A superb wine. 15% alc, cork98 points, drink to 2043, $210” JAMES HALLIDAY- WINE COLUMNIST @winecompanion - THE WEEKEND AUSTRALIAN MAGAZINE DECEMBER 5, 2020