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Legendary Penfold winemaker John Duval began his apprenticeship in 1974 under the tutelage of the late great Max Schubert. Duval's family had been supplying Penfolds with fruit and root stock for generations, many of South Australia's most prestigious vineyards were sown with cuttings from Duval's family property. Duval was awarded International Wine & Spirit Competition Winemaker of Year and twice London International Red Winemaker of Year. He now focuses on releasing painfully limited editions, assembled from precious parcels of elite Barossa vine, hand crafted by one of the world's most accomplished and peer respected winemakers... Ancient barossa hamlet vines»
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 salient value for the exquisite quality of vintages, Wicks are an essential choice for adherents of the graceful and stately.. The wonderful wines of wicks»

Kingston Estate Cabernet Sauvignon CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra Clare South Australia
Whilst Kingston may be the most baronial winemaking estate on the Riverland, each vintage their dedicated team acquire bespoke parcels from well endowed vineyards to make generously flavoured wines which are the essence of South Australia. Cabernet Sauvignon is a style that Kingston do exceptionally well, selection of fruit is second to none and there are no compromises throughout the winemaking. A sensational construct of Cabernet Sauvignon, offering a remarkable depth of flavour, seamlessness and finesse on a length of elegant tannins.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$203.00
Harvests of Cabernet Sauvignon are collated from choice vineyards in Coonawarra and Valley Clare, hastily delivered to the estate wineworks at Kingston on Murray. The Coonawarra component contributes great richness of traditional dark fruit flavours, solid tannins and aromaticness, Clare Valley adds elegance and finesse, firmness of structure and a refined finish. Parcels are individually treated to a destemming and crushed into small static fermenters for vinification at 20°C, peaking at warmer temperatures of 28°C to 29°C. Batches are fermented to dry and pressed off skins, separated from the tailings and filled to a selection of French and American oak barrels for a course of maturation.
Deep crimson red, purple hues. Bouquet displays cherry, plum and bramble up front, supported by fragrant violet notes, black olives and tobacco. Medium to full bodied palate, dark fruit flavours, blueberries and leafyness, a well structured, firm but rounded finish on a length of Coonawarra mint and sweet oak. Perfectly paired with red meats, cheeses or tomato pasta.
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