Michael Hall “Stone Well” Barossa Valley Shiraz 2012


I was introduced to Michael Hall mainly on the basis of his wines from the cooler region of Adelaide Hills rather than the warm Barossa, but Michael lives in the Barossa (at Tanunda) and is a dab hand at turning out wines from there that excite by their difference.

When I first saw the name of this wine, Stone Well, I thought someone needs to tell Michael that it’s Stonewell as that seems to be what everyone else names their wines from this Barossa area. Well, it turns out that it takes an Englishman to show us the correct name, as a check with Australia Post reveals that the name of the town near Seppeltsfield is indeed Stone Well. Perhaps an indication of Michael’s attention to detail that flows through into his winemaking.

Michael’s a regular visitor to Singapore and enjoys nothing more than a cold beer at East Coast Lagoon Food Centre. Next time he’s passing through, I’ll give you a shout and you can join us.


David Boxall






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