2018 Michael Hall Mount Torrens Syrah

Adelaide Hills, SA

Stunning Adelaide Hills Syrah from a master of the style. Lavish, opulent and elegant.




About The Wine

This might just be the most sought-after release from winemaking maestro, Michael Hall.

Made from a tiny block on Mt Torrens, Michael managed to squeeze a minuscule  amount of wine out of this site - and we're truly glad he did. It's a seductively lavish red, with richness of flavour in spades.

It's elegant, spicy and replete with red fruit. A rare gem and a sensational crack at Shiraz/Syrah from this 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 valuer 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

The Fife Road vineyard sits at an elevation of 480m in the Mount Torrens region of the Adelaide Hills. The soils are fractured yellow clay on a south-easterly aspect. Late ripening and low yielding the vineyard typically produces sweet, spicy and herbal fruit.

Hand-picked, all destemmed to open fermenter, hand-plunged with 10 days on skins, matured for 14 months in French oak, no fining or filtration. 1470 bottles produced.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
ABV : 14.1%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

Winemaker Michael Hall
Winemaker Michael Hall
Eden Valley, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

Halliday Wine Companion

"Sourced from the Mt Torrens district, 14 months in French oak. The nose swirls with blackberry liqueur notes. The palate is similarly rich in flavour, with a fine chalky tannin coating securing a long, opulent finish." - Tony Love (Halliday Wine Companion)

The Real Review

"Deepish red colour with a tint of purple and a very bunchy bouquet: humus, undergrowth, with traces of gumleaf-mint and tomato bush. Spicy, too. The palate is likewise, and the texture is lean and sinewy, a kind of alter-ego to the velvet-and-chocolate warm-area shiraz styles." - Huon Hooke (The Real Review)


"This is really well done with a depth of brambleberry and orange peel with dried meat and earth. So true to sophisticated syrah. Medium to full body. Solid core of fruit and depth. Drinkable but this will deliver much more with bottle age. Try after 2024." -


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