Short notes from a tasting of St Hallett wines, Barossa.
St. Hallett Eden Valley Riesling 2004 - Pineapple and a rather odd note of olives in the mouth. Crisp, with just a touch of sweetness to keep it friendly. Refreshing. I generally don't like Oz Riesling but I will happily drink this.
Poacher's Blend Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc 2004 - A bit smoky on the nose. Slightly over ripe fruit character. Gentle wine. Some sweetness. Surprisingly long finish. Makes a good aperitif. Good enough for me.
Gamekeeper's Reserve Shiraz/Grenache 2003 - Alcoholic. Medium weight. Oaky. Bitter. Lots of fruit. Not bad but not good either. I would pass on this.
Faith Shiraz 2003 - Oaky and hot. Flavors of stewed fruit and prunes. Dry finish. I didn't like this at all.
Generally, I thought the whites presented were pleasant enough to drink if you're not looking for complexity or a serious wine. The two reds were just not my type; being too oaky and heavy for me.
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