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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 McLaren Vale shiraz; licorice, dark chocolate, savoury firm, ripe tannins, blackberry, positive oak the icing on the cake. Terrific value. Oh yes, he suggests that it should be enjoyed by.. Made of mature vine mclaren vale »
Three British Army officers, in their capacity as agents of the East India Company, established one of Western Australia's first agricultural enterprises in 1836. Named after Captain Richmond Houghton, it was not until Thomas Yule's stewardship that vines were planted and the first vintage of Houghton wine flowed in 1859. Thomas Yule now sources fruit from the eminent Justin Vineyard in Frankland River, a dark ruby Shiraz of lifted liquorice and intense brambleberry, seasoned by piquant pepper notes and supported by showroom tannins. The very elite of Frankland River Shiraz... Artisanal wines of distinguished sites»

Mike Press Adelaide Hills Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Adelaide Hills South Australia
The top contender for the most exceptional value in outstanding yet underrated Australian red wine. Mr Press planted vines on a choice piece of Adelaide Hills in 1998, with a view to retiring off the fruit of decades of viticultural experience. The uncanny synergy between Mike Press and the Adelaide Hills yields a remarkable quality of Shiraz, which has claimed a breathtaking canon of international wine show accolades, Best Wine under $20 at the Edinburgh Great Shiraz Challenge, Best Shiraz and Best Wine at the Adelaide Hills Wine Show.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$185.00
Mike Press is one of the industry's most peer respected winemakers, he knows Shiraz very well, having learned his trade from the man who invented Penfolds Grange. Press established his Kenton Valley vineyard in 1998 with the intention of supplying other wineries. A dedicated and uncompromising professional through and through, Mike sourced Shiraz rootstock from a highly distinguished old site at Springton, off vines ninety years of age. Mike Press remains hands on throughout the entire winemaking process, from pruning in the vineyard until bottling. He enlists help from family and friends, but his own personal attention to detail has achieved the establishment of a truly great Adelaide Hills vineyard.
Deep ruby colour. Penetrating nose of anise and spiced plum, raspberry and violets, caraway and gum. A velvet palate that's loaded with intense fruit flavours, festive cake and dark cherry notes, a wonderful red berry acid line keeps everything vital. Seamless background oak and crisp tannins all the way to a gracefully lingering finish.
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