The Stag Victoria Cool Climate Shiraz
$23.55* 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...
An inviting mix of red, dark and blue fruits. Dark cherries, blood plums and perfumed rose petals. A good measure of white pepper spice. Faint graphite and earthy notes are evident too. 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, chocolate.
A cool Spring followed by a mild Summer led to a late vintage across Victoria for 2017. Yields were average to above average, and the mild conditions led to steady ripening and good quality in most areas.
Matured for 6 months in stainless steel and French oak.