Blackberries explode from the glass. Attractive rich, juicy core with some savoury, leathery notes.
- Country: Australia
- Wine Region: South Australia
- Wine Area: Barossa Valley
- Wine Maker: Stuart Blackwell & Toby Barlow
- Grape: Shiraz/Syrah
- Grape Percentage: 100%
- Alcohol Percentage: 14.5%
- Unit Quantity (ml): 750
- Best To Drink: Now-2018
Dark ruby red. Pepper and spice bouquets mixed with ripe berry fruit, underlying smoke from the oak maturation. Dark cherry and sweet raspberry palate is complemented by chocolate and game flavours. Of medium weight, blackberry and pepper persist across the palate and ends with finely textured tannins delivering a pleasant, lingering mouthfeel.
Jamie Goode, wineanorak.com, 90pts (2009) - "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."
Deep purple-crimson; a medium- to full-bodied wine awash with red and black fruit, principally cherry, abundant ripe tannins and enough oak; has balance and length.
St Hallet’s Faith shiraz has become something of an old faithful. It’s not the deepest or most profound shiraz on the market but it hits the sweet spot bang on. It tastes of sawdusty oak, black cherries, blackberries and fresh, boysenberry-like fruit. Excellent freshness to this wine. It’s buoyant and succulent. Easy to recommend. Value lives here.
Described by one judge as "A ripper of a wine." It's a well-structured, youthful, dark fruit style that's layered with seamless tannins and lovely oak. Good cellaring potential. 5+
winingpom.com.au - "Once George Michael sang you’ve gotta have Faith and in 2010 most of the Barossan Winemakers did, (what a lovely segue). Anyway the Faith here is named after St Hallet legend Stu Blackwell’s wife and what a fine dedication it is. It smells of red fruits and Kirsch, there’s some vanilla and plum too, a slight note of oak char nothing overtly Barossa about this either in the sense that it’s quite medium bodied. It feels good in the mouth, a burst of cranberry and raspberry perhaps and pronounced spice, some mouth coating tannins and a fine acid backbone. Good wine from a favourable vintage and really very drinkable, humming an even finer tune on day two."
Nicks.com.au - "Totally opaque black purple colour with very deep black purple hue showing excellent colour saturation. The nose displays aromas of blackberry, liquorice and dark plum followed by a hint of blackpepper. Medium to full bodied the palate possesses flavours of blackberry, plum, blackpepper and spice. Tight, dryish but fine grained tannins. Aftertaste of blackberry, plum and spice."
The fruit are immediately crushed into stainless steel fermenters. Fermentation occurs over a 6 -8 day period, at 22-24C with 4 pump over per day. Maturation in a combination of new, 1,2 & 3 year old French & American oak barrels for 12-16 months befor blending and bottling.