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The mean gravelly soils and invigorating climes of Mount Barker of the Australian southwest, were identified during the 1960s by the world's leading viticulturalists, as a place uncannily similar to the great terroirs and clime of Bordeaux. The pioneering vines of Forest Hill were the first ever planted here, sired from rootstock of ancient Houghton clones, inaugurally vintaged by the illustrious Jack Mann in 1972. The Cabernet and Riesling of Forest Hill were promptly distinguished by multiple trophy victories and praised by gentleman James Halliday as the most remarkable wines to come out of the Australian west. Forest Hill have remained a source of the most.. Softly spoken wonders from the west»
Bringing you the fruit of old Barossa vineyards, which have been handed down from generation to generation, crafted in the traditional old world way, by a commune of family growers who have delivered the most memorable vintages since early settlement. The label says Soul Growers but the harvests were historically bottled by the nation's most illustrious brands. Today, these veteran families of Australian viticulture can bring their princely harvests to market under a moniker that defines a tradition of village winemaking and a culture of reverence for the land. Ancient rootstock Grenache and Mourvedre, bespoke clones of Cabernet and Shiraz, prodigal plots of.. Views of venerable old vines»
Henry Best was a highly industrious merchant and butcher who serviced Ararat miners during the Victorian gold rush. He planted thirty hectares of vine along Concongella Creek in 1866 and constructed a commercial cellar wineworks which continue to process the most spectacular vintages until the present day. The heirloom plantings of Henry Best remain productive, as some of the most historically significant rootstock in the world. Home of the Jimmy Watson 2012 Trophy, Royal Sydney 2013 Australian Wine Of Year, James Halliday 2014 Wine of Year, Distinguished and Outstanding Langtons Classifications. Remarkable for a style that's all their own, chiselled, brooding.. Carn the concongella cabernet»
Ken Helm A.M. received the Order of Australia for his work with Riesling, for his contribution to the Australian wine industry, for his support of cool climate wine producers and service to the Canberra community. Helm placed the Canberra region firmly on the map for world class wines after his inaugural 1977 release won significant international accolades. Ken's flagship wines are Riesling and Cabernet, he retains strong ties with eminent wine makers around the globe. Trips to the vineyards and wineries of Mosel, the Rhine valley and Bordeaux provide new inspiration and contribute to the development of his Canberra wines. In 2000 Ken instigated the Canberra.. Meet one of our nation's most peer respected winemakers»

Penfolds Max Chardonnay CONFIRM VINTAGE

Chardonnay Adelaide Hills South Australia
Decidedly Adelaide Hills, sunshine and steelyness in the glass, perfumed with enticing crisp orchard fruit aromas, endowed with creamy textures, reined in by crisp mineral acidity and framed by a hint of oak. A compilation of harvests from superior vineyards, some of which contribute fruit to Penfolds elite range of super premium Bin vintage editions, Max is Adelaide Hills Chardonnay of sound structure and controlled power, fashioned to be forward drinking and affable, in the timeless and enduring, decidedly Penfolds way.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$179.50
The modern style of Australian Chardonnay, drawing on Penfolds extensive vineyard resources, Max's guarantees the drinker a thoroughly enjoyable taste of Adelaide Hills Chardonnay at its very finest. Exacting standards of viticultural management throughout the growing season ensures the winemaking team receive a quality of fruit that's worthy of the Penfold label. Careful vinification techniques are employed to ensure the wine retains all the virtue of the vineyard, while adding a measure of complexity through a regimen of lees stirring and a term of maturation in a high proportion of new French oak barriques.
Pale straw hues. Inimitably Adelaide Hills, white stone fruits, nectarine and peach, figs and lithe spice, the clove aromatics of French oak barrique. Stone fruits persist on the palate, pistachio nougat creaminess, from extended time on yeast lees, cedaryness and almond oak tannins, long, lingering acidity, an enticing phenolic grip in support of the overall structure of palate.
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