Signature Collection Barossa Shiraz 2018
A superb example of classic Barossa Shiraz. Bold, full-flavoured and complex, it offers great depth and silky tannins. Magnificent drinking now but will reward medium-term cellaring.
95 Points - OUTSTANDING - HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION 2022
95 Points, Ray Jordan, The West Australian
92 Points - Silver - National Wine Show of Australia
The Wine Companion - Tyson Stelzer - 95 Points
"Matured 18 months in (55% new) 90/10% French/American oak barrels. An impressive vintage for St Hugo, leading out with a full, vibrant purple hue. A deep, compact yet bright core of crunchy blackberries, black cherries and satsuma plum hails a great vintage in the Barossa. High-cocoa dark chocolate French oak has been strategically and expertly deployed for long-term endurance. Impressive promise."
The West Australian - Ray Jordan - 95 Points
"Comes from a number of growers throughout the region. There is a real brightness and life in here. It's a more elegant and stylish expression of shiraz than some in the Barossa with a slight ferruginous and linear structure. The south gives generosity and the north gives tannins and blackness. This was a very good year for the Barossa. It's 50% new French and it gets 18 months overall. There's a nice chalky tannin character threading through the mix of predominantly dark fruit with a lift of red fruit character. It has structure and power, and this is a wine that would age beautifully at between 8 to 12 years of age."