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William James Maxwell was an architectural sculptor who migrated from Scotland to Australia in 1875. He built a mock castle and established a family vineyard just outside Adelaide, which he named Woodlands Park. His son planted vines in nearby McLaren Vale and his grandson served a term as winemaker for Hardy Wines at the historic Tintara wineworks. William Maxwell's progeny remain in McLaren Vale, producing the southern hemisphere's most successful brands of Honey Mead, as well as vintages of the most extraordinary value in McLaren Vale Shiraz. But what does Maxwell taste like? Gentleman James Halliday describes Maxwell as robust, picking the eyes out of.. Made of mature vine mclaren vale »
Coonawarra cattle graziers since 1906, the Reschke family turned some of their land over to viticulture in the 1980s. Such was the quality of Reschke fruit, that it became an essential inclusion for some of Wynn's most memorable vintages and a number of national icon wines. Reschke now keep the pick of crop for their own label, the most princely harvests of Coonawarra Cabernet, Merlot and Shiraz, characterised by their defined regional eloquence and ingratiating palate weight. The fruit of vines, planted to iron red terra rosa soil and nourished by the fertile plenitude from generations of grazing cattle, for every ardent enthusiast of born and bred, baronnial.. Reschke red, born & bred»
David Wynn introduced cardboard wine casks, flagons and the Airlesflo wine tap to the nation. He is best remembered for re packaging the Coonawarra estate which bears his name and which endures as one of Australia's icon brands. Wynn was a master of his craft and studied oenology at the world renowned Magill wineworks. An astute marketer and talented blender, he also had a keen eye for the land, investing in the ancient John Riddoch fruit colony and planting vines on a challenging site, high atop the lofty latitudes of Valley Eden. Mountadam Vineyards were built from the ground up, with a view to crafting a limited range of well structured, weighty wines,.. The legacy parcels of mountadam vineyards»
Tim and Simon and all the Wicks, nurse the rootstock and foster the clones which are in highest demand by the Adelaide Hills most accomplished vignerons. The Wicks are Adelaide Hills born and bred, they called upon an old mate named Tim Knappstein to assist in the establishment of a vineyard and wineworks, set amongst the ancient eucalypts on the scenic slopes of Woodside. Each and every planting was determined according to a viticultural algorithm, based on clonal selections and terroir, aspect, soils and clime. The shrubs reached maturity and the wines that flowed are claiming a conspicuous tally of triumphs at significant national wine shows. Representing.. The wonderful wines of wicks»

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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