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2017 Michael Hall Sang de Pigeon Shiraz

Barossa Valley, SA

One of the Barossa's better value Shiraz from an impressive boutique producer.

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$30.00

Rated 4.7 out of 5
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About The Wine

The name Sang de Pigeon is drawn from winemaker Michael Hall's time as a jewellery valuer. Meaning "Blood of the Pidgeon", this title was given to only the reddest of rubies in the trade.

Here, Michael uses it to describe the fine fruit selected for this lovely Shiraz. This is predominantly sourced from the Marananga sub-region of the Barossa Valley with 15% of the fruit coming from the Flaxmans Valley and the Adelaide Hills.

It's made with Michael's signature deft touch resulting in a robust yet sleek red with 95 points from David Bicknell. All in all, it's a classy and great value version of Shiraz from this famous region.

About Michael Hall

It is Michael Hall's precise and methodical approach to winemaking which has made him stand out in the crowd of Barossa Valley winemakers.

A jewellery valuator in a previous life, his wines ooze clarity and attention to detail. They focus on small vineyards in the Barossa and Adelaide Hills that produce high-quality fruit. The wine are made with no shortcuts in the winery and an unwavering commitment to quality.

These are classically styled, refined wines designed to speak articulately of the Barossa and the surrounds.

Michael's wines are top shelf.

Winemaker Michael Hall
Winemaker Michael Hall
Barossa Valley, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

Hand-picked in Greenock and Stone Well, wild fermented in open fermenter and closed puncheons, 5% whole bunch, matured in French oak barrels for 21 months (10% new). Blended with 15% Flaxmans Valley and Adelaide Hills Shiraz.

The 2017 release shows great energy and vibrancy with high-toned black fruit, rose water, mandarin, a hint of sarsaparilla, black tea and dry, spicy tannin.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
ABV : 14.3%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Sang de Pigeon is a reference to the colour of the finest ruby's in former jeweller Michael Hall's past history. No doubting that it is an evocative colour descriptor for this wine either. Fruit takes the front seat here, blackcurrants, a note of red fruit and a dusting of cinnamon spice. medium-bodied, smooth and loaded with velvety tannin. Nothing overdone or out of place." - David Bicknell (Halliday Wine Companion)

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Great drinking

very smooth robust shiraz

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Excllent drop - amazing value

Really enjoyed this Shiraz - everything I would expect from a Barossa Shiraz. Came on here to add it as a favourite to order again and see what it was worth because it tasted expensive and was very surprised by this extremely reasonable price point! Currently out of stock, if it comes back in stock - better be quick! I'm going to be all over it!

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Nice drop

Typical Barossa Shiraz with a lovely bold flavour. Took a punt on this one and it paid off.

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