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After founding Mornington's eminent Moorooduc Estate and decades crafting the most memorable vintages for Mornington's leading brands, Richard McIntyre established a tiny, single hectare vineyard, on a prominent, high elevation site at Arthur's Seat, with a view to producing limited yields of the most exquisite small batch wines. The techniques of choice are wild yeast ferments, minimal intervention and good French oak, with a nod to traditional Burgundian practices, which allow the wines to speak of provenance, express their specificity of clone and articulate their sense of place. There's not much Bellingham made but every bottle passes through the hands of.. Limited editions by the master of moorooduc»
Giovanni Tait mastered the family tradition of coopering wine barrels before migrating to Australia in 1957. He took up work in the Barossa and ultimately settled in for a lengthy engagement at B Seppelts and Sons, where he played a significant role in the vinification and maturation of some of the most memorable vintages in Australian viticulture. Tait's boys grew up to be winemakers, their attention to detail and close relationship with the Barossa's finest growers have earned the highest accolades from the international wine industry press. Generously proportioned yet exquisitely balanced, famously praised, perennially by savant Robert Parker as the most.. Bespoke parcels of old vineyard fruit»
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»
There are four tiny patches of vine at Scotchman's Hill, which have been mollycoddled by Robin Brockett, since the start of his tenure as chief winemaker in the 1980s. Excruciatingly limited after a strict pruning and rigorous sorting of fruit, they each yield a mere hundred cases of wine. Brockett has set aside the precious harvests of these superior blocks for his own label, a personal project to hand craft the finest of vintage, an exclusive range of the Bellarine's most elite single vineyard efforts. So besotted is Brockett by the spectacular quality of fruit from these four regal parcels, he has imported two 800 Litre Tuscan vinification Amphora from the.. Brockett begets the best of bellarine»

Kilikanoon Oracle Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Clare South Australia
Oracle has long been Kilikanoon's flagship effort, ever since the operation first opened doors in 1998. Oracle sets the regional benchmark for quality and style, a prime example of what Clare Valley Shiraz can achieve. Powerfully suggestive of it's Watervale provenance, showing ripe, spicy plum and coffeed fruit flavours, densely layered chocolate and oak char complementing and persisting on the palate. A regional flagship, crafted to the highest standards, attention to detail and inclusion of only the finest barrels retains the integrity of Oracle from year to year.
Available in cases of 6
Case of 6
$491.50
Kilikanoon own and operate the choicest vineyards. Oracle is a special bottling of Shiraz from fruit grown to prime low yielding blocks, some planted over forty years ago by Mort Mitchell, father of Kilikanoon's proprietor winemaker. These salubrious sites are at the heart of a group of Watervale vineyards which provide the core fruit for Kilikanoon's most prestigious labels. Fully ripened Shiraz grapes are carefully hand selected off a number of aged parcels on the estate's Golden Hillside property. Traditional methods are employed thoughout vinification, followed by an old fashioned basket press and twenty months in a selection of new and one year old French oak hogsheads.
Brick red colour, youthful crimson hues. Well defined and complex nose, a barrage of dark fruits, chocolate and liquorice notes, well supported by quality French oak char. A palate full of expression and textual splendour, dark cherries, rich chocolate notes and smokey French oak carry over from the nose and blend divinely over finely balanced tannins and gentle acidity, a Shiraz of extraordinary length, complexity and persistence.
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