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Samuel Smith migrated from Dorset England to Angaston in the colony of South Australia circa 1847, he took up work as a gardener with George Fife Angas, the virtual founder of the colony. In 1849, Smith bought thirty acres and planted vines by moonlight, the first ever vintages of Yalumba. One of his most enduring legacies were some unique clones of Shiraz, which were ultimately sown to the illustrious Mount Edelstone vineyard in 1912. Angas's great grandchild Ron Angas acquired cuttings from the Edelstone site and migrated the precious plantings to his pastures at Hutton Vale. The land remains in family hands, a graze for flocks of some highly fortunate.. The return of rootstock to garden of eden»
By those wonderful folks who bring us Shaw & Smith. Tolpuddle was planted to vine in 1988, on a highly precious site along Back Tea Tree Road, just outside of Hobart. The inaugural vintage claimed Tasmanian Vineyard of Year in 2006. The illustrious Messrs Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith acquired the property in 2011, with a view to elevating the excruciatingly limited release Tolpuddle to the status of a national Grand Cru. A singular experience in new world Pinot Noir, Tolpuddle unravels endless layers of pastoral complexity, powerfully structured yet elegant, immaculate and poised... From little vineyards great wines grow»
Grown to the frigid climes of Central Otago, the vines at Prophet's Rock were established 1999 to the most auspicious sites in the nether regions around the ancient goldfields of Bendigo Creek. Challenging aspects with breathtaking views of Cromwell Basin and Pisa Ranges, these are places defined by their fortuitous soils and favourable climes, tiny parcels of vine capable of just a few hundred cases each vintage, picked for their confluence of growing conditions and husbanded by a devout cadre. The winemaking is decidedly French, small vessels and wild yeasts, followed by an extended term on sedimentary lees for opulence. Invigorated by the warmth of alluvial.. Bounty of bendigo goldfields»
Great wines from the Great Southern, the nether southwest rump of the continent, which yields the most astonishing quality vintages, both red and white. Castelli are a family of renewable power engineers, who are at their happiest picking grapes off vines. Boutique and very hands on, their efforts have been rewarded by prestigious international accolades, including Royal Perth Trophy for Best Chardonnay, San Francisco and International Wine Challenge Gold for Cabernet Sauvignon, Sydney Blue Gold for Shiraz. Defined by weighty palates, edifying complexity and statuesque grace, the entire range of Castelli represent an inspiring opportunity for immersion into.. Wonderfully winsome whiffs from the west»

Katnook Prodigy Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Coonawarra South Australia
Excellent Langtons Classification. The legend continues for the stately Katnook of Coonawarra. Prodigy is a limousine standard Coonawarra Shiraz which entered the market with a bang, taking out the 1998 Jimmy Watson Trophy for its inaugural vintage, a remarkable feat, considering the fruit was sourced from completely new vines. The radiant regional characters are punctuated by an alluring combination of piquant pepper, fragrant bramble berries and anise, tightly wound into a wine of great depth, statuesque palate structure and remarkable grace.
Available in cases of 6
Case of 6
$521.50
Prodigy Shiraz is only ever made and assembled from vintages where only a superior quality of harvest can be achieved. Prodigy is fashioned exclusively from grapes showing an outstanding depth of concentration. An iconic, world class Shiraz style which captures the essence of Coonawarra, parcels are harvested across sections of the vineyard which consistently yield grapes of intense flavours and fine tannins. Treated to a small batch fermentation, the extended time in barrel is integral to Prodigy's complexity and style. Only the best barrels are included in the final assembly. Matured twenty five months in a high selection of new French and American, small 225 litre oak barriques. Alcohol 14.5%
Deep dark plum colour. Attractive ripe raspberry and plum fruit notes, sweet anise and licorice spice, vanillin oak and subtle light roast coffee bean notes. An opulent palate structure, richly layered with ripe fruit, oak and maturation flavours are seamlessly combined. Rich raspberry and plum fruit flavours, seasoned by sweet anise, licorice spice and pepper, all a feature. Soft and fine lingering tannins are in harmony with the profound palate structure.
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