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It was a matrimony between an American biochemist and the founder of Margaret River Devils Lair, that set the scene for one of the nation's most illustrious estates. A member of the Top 1OO Wineries of World, Giant Steps were established 1997, with a view to assembling an elite range of limited release Yarra Valley vintages. Crafted from the fruit of superior sites, some yielding just a few hundred cases each year, these are exclusive editions from bespoke parcels of elite terroir, bearing the curiously cryptic monikers of precious blocks of vine, Gruyere Farm, Applejack and Wombat Creek. Fashioned for aficianados of the euro style, defined by their winsome fruit and graceful tannins, the Giant Steps.. Big wines from little vineyards»
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,.. Made of mature vine mclaren vale »
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 profoundly structured, intensely focused,.. Softly spoken wonders from the west»

Bollinger RD Recently Disgorged CONFIRM VINTAGE

Chardonnay Pinot Noir French Champagnes, Ay France
Madame Bollinger sanctioned Récemment Dégorgé for inaugural vintage 1967, affording true aficianados the opportunity to savour the excellence of Bollinger after being infused with the richness of six years bottle age on yeast lees. Dominated slightly by a larger proportion of Aÿ and Verzenay, Bouzy and Tauxières Pinot Noir, the ancient Crus of Cramant and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Oger and Cuis for Chardonnay. Treated to the extravagance of barrel ferments and minimal Extra Brut Doseage of three grams per liter, RD is James Bond’s favourite Champagne.
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$379.99
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$4559.00
Golden hues, refined perlage. Bouquets of ripe orchard fruits, particularly quince, boulangere and honey biscuit notes, roasted notes, cocoa and cashew, nutmeg and star anise. Full bodied palate, powerful but balanced and controlled, a persistence of creamy baked characters, nougat and Nice, lingering mineral finish, apple flan, parfait and Crème de citron.
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