The Stag Victoria Cool Climate Shiraz
$23.60* Suggested retail price
About this winery
St Huberts was originally founded in 1862 by winemaking pioneer and Swiss immigrant Charles Hubert de Castella, who helped position the region as a premium wine producing area. By 1876 the St Huberts vineyard was over 80 hectares including 28 hectares of Hermitage (Shiraz), eight hectares of Cabernet Sauvignon and four hectares of Marsanne. By the late 1800s the winery had established itself as one of the grandest wineries in the state, winning the Emperor of Germany’s Grand Prize at the 1881...
Colour: Crimson red with garnet hues. Nose: An inviting mix of red, dark and blue fruits. Dark cherries, blood plums and perfumed rose petals. A good measure of spice with a hint of star anise. Faint graphite and earthy notes are evident. Palate: Medium bodied and balanced. The palate is vibrant, even and supple. Morello cherries, earth and spice fill the mouth. The wine is bold without being heavy, and refined without being lean or unfinished. Velvety, fine tannins and lingering cherry and chocolate on the finish.
2016 was one of the warmest Victorian vintages on record, leading to one of our earliest start dates for harvest. Yields were average to above average, the warm conditions led to a compressed vintage with rapid ripening in all varieties.
Region: Victoria. A range of premium Victorian wine regions, including Heathcote, and the Yarra Valley. Matured for seven months in stainless steel and French Oak.