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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»
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The story of Langmeil begins with early Barossa settlement, planted to Shiraz by Christian Auricht in the 1840s, the estate vineyards were restored by the Lindner and Bitter families during the 1990s. Some of Herr Auricht's original plantings are still in production, three and a half priceless acres of gnarled, dry grown vines which provided the cuttings for much of Langmeil's refurbished heirloom parcels. A princely range of old, to very old single vineyard wines, delineated by the eloquence of each unique site, defined by the provenance of history and pioneer folklore. Saved from the ravages of time by the hand of providence and generations of dedicated.. The legacy landscapes of langmeil»
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Brokenwood Wade Block 2 Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia
Growing happily to deep sandy soils in the premiere precincts of McLaren Flat, the remarkable vines on Wade Block 2 were sourced as cuttings from a distinguished, old site very nearby and replanted to their own roots. The extraordinary quality of Shiraz from Wade Block 2 merits a single vineyard wine, distinctive, articulate and complex. Its gracefully perfumed nose, penetrating palate and showroom tannins, define Wade Block 2 as a profound and evocative expression of McLaren Vale, albeit, uncannily eloquent of the stately Brokenwood style.
Available in cases of 6
Case of 6
$395.50
Fruit is harvested and crushed to chilled tankers for a cold settling during transfer to the Brokenwood wineworks at Pokolbin. Batches are treated to a gentle rotation in vinomatic fermenters, worked to a minimal amount of pumpover, as soft extraction of judicious tannins are essential. Upon completion, batches are held for a term of post ferment maceration, followed by racking to a selection of seasoned and new French and American oak barrels for maturation.
Vibrant colour, purple hues. Spiced cherry nose, raspberries and cassis, opulent and ripe. Medium weight palate, dark chocolateyness around a core of black fruits, confit plum, savouryness and spice, jube berry fruit flavours supported by background oak and fine grained tannin.
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