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Originally formulated by John Charles Brown OBE in 1954 and crafted to this very day in the exact same manner, Brown Brothers flagship icon endures as one of the nation's most distinguished single vineyard wines. Mondeuse plantings were brought to Australia in the early 1900s by the legendary Francois de Castella of St Hubert fame, they have remained the most precious parcel of Brown Brothers heirloom vines since the 1920s. At Milawa, Mondeuse translates into an inky, deeply tannic wine, it forms synergies with the sweet fruit plumpness of Shiraz and statuesque elegance of Cabernet Sauvignon to coalesce into a rich, opulent style of eloquence and structure... The brown brothers most closely guarded secret»
Rockbare are raiders of precious but wayward vineyards, planted to outdated standards of viticulture, sadly unviable for large scale winemaking. These are however, precisely the nature of site that Rockbare choose to retain. Winemaker Tim Burvill worked at Wynns and Penfolds, where he refined his style alongside some of the best winemakers in the nation's history. Establishing his own label, he embarked upon a secret project to acquire parcels of prodigal Barossa vine. With a backbone of fruit grown to some of the oldest sites in Australia, much of Rockbare's fruit comes off vines a century or more of age. The intense power and complexity of Rockbare's.. Precious & prodigal parcels of the barossa»
Right around the time that Frank Potts was planting his nascent Bleasdale Vineyards during the 1850s, an eccentric Prussian named Herman Daenke established a homestead along the banks of Bremer River, which he called Metala. The site was planted to viticulture by Arthur Formby in 1891 and became one of Langhorne Creek's most productive vineyards, it continues to supply fruit for a number of prestigious national brands. Legendary winemaker Brian Dolan took the radical step of bottling Metala under its own label in 1959 and won the inaugural Jimmy Watson Trophy in 1962. Two generations later, the brothers Tom and Guy Adams took a similar leap of faith and.. The goodly farms of brothers in arms»
Halls Gap Vineyard was planted 1969, along the steep eastern slopes and parched rocky crags of Grampians Ranges, at the very beginning of a renaissance in Victorian viticulture. Since early establishment in the 1860s by the noble Houses of Seppelt and Bests, the region had earned the most elite peerage, a provenance of extraordinary red wines, bursting with bramble opulence and lined with limousin tannins. The Halls Gap property had long been respected as a venerable supplier to the nation's most illustrious brands. Seppelt and Penfolds called on harvests from Halls Gap for their finest vintages. Until 1996, when it was acquired by the late, great Trevor Mast,.. Land of the fallen giants»

Bleasdale Broad Side Shiraz Cabernet CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec Langhorne Creek South Australia
The traditional Australian claret style of Shiraz and Cabernet with a touch of Malbec. Bleasdale have been at it for generations, the masters at producing honest, reliable red wine. There's an urban myth among Bleasdale's community of local growers, that you have to have double letters in your name before you can be a winemaker at Langhorne Creek. Estate patriarch Lloyd Stanley Sticky Potts may have established the tradition. Potts was a motorcycling enthusiast all his life, the label depicts him practicing a broadside turn.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$227.00
Bleasdale was Langhorne Creek's first winery and remains today Australia's second oldest, family owned operation. The vineyards are situated on the fertile plains of Bremer River, which floods annually nourishing the soils. Historic cellars, constructed from eucalypt and limestone house a massive redgum lever press which fifth generation winemaker, Michael Potts still uses to crush grapes. Much of Langhorne Creek's fruit traditionally went into multi-regional blends and wasn't acknowledged until the 1990s when a group of growers, most notably Bleasdale, started promoting Langhorne Creek as a pure regional wine. Broadside is matured for a year in a selection French and American oak barrels.
Red with robes of purple. Nose of pepper, violets and five spice, red and black berries, dried herb and savoury leaf. A harmony of varietal fruit on the palate, blackcurrants and Cabernet cassis, chocolates, pepper and Shiraz plum, boysenberry spice of Malbec. A juicy finish exhibiting persistent flavours and smooth velvety tannins. Enjoy with hearty stew, lasagna or cassoulet.
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