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Andrew Nugent grew up next door to the great historical wineworks at Penfolds Magill. He honed his craft as viticulturalist and vigneron amongst the illustrious wineries of old McLaren Vale. In the 1990s, Nugent planted new vines at Woodside along Bird In Hand Road, on the site of an ancient gold mine, a godsend of fortuitously fertile soils and magnificent mesoclimes for stellar quality Adelaide Hills wine. Bird In Hand have since amassed a breathtaking tally of international accolades for the unrivalled excellence of their superlative vintages, wonderfully small batch releases, with the magnificence of structure, seamlessness and immaculacy of fruit, to enthuse curio and cognescenti alike... Vivid vintages from the tailings of adelaide hills»
Born and bred, 6th generation winemaker Damien Tscharke grew up amongst the vines at Seppeltsfield, while attending Marananga Primary and Nuriootpa High. Gnadenfrei is the oldest vineyard within the Tscharke family estate portfolio, established over seventy years ago by Damien Tscharke's grandfather, the terroir and clime yield an exceptional quality of Shiraz. A seamlessly structured style, driven by fruit and kept vital by rich, cherry filled acidity. Show stopper this week... Superior value in old village barossa shiraz»

Brookland Valley Verse 1 Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Margaret River Western Australia
Since Margaret River makes Shiraz as good as it gets anywhere in the world, why trifle with nature's finest? Verse 1 is crafted with a minimum of intervention from the best quality fruit. Elegantly structured, an exciting Shiraz exhibting the stylish hallmarks of the region, medium bodied and flavoursome, maintaining true elegance and varietal definition. Expressions of spiced peppery fruit on the nose and palate, notes of berries and plum are enhanced by subtle nuances of cedar and French vanilla oak, the perfect accompaniement to osso bucco and lamb.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$239.00
Brookland Valley is the only estate which controls vineyards over the entire length and breadth of Margaret River. Verse 1 are fashioned to express true regionality with elegance and intensity, eminently drinkable upon release. Shiraz is sourced from the most superlative vineyards operated by Margaret River's most experienced growers. After harvesting, bunches are destemmed into static fermenters, inoculated for vinification and routinely worked to extract flavours, colour and tannin, followed by a pressing at dryness. Components are seeded and treated to a malolactic fermentation before being matured for up to a year under a mix of new and prior use French oaks.
Deep red with youthful purple hues. Nicely fragrant spicey black fruits, combined with hints of licorice, black pepper and cloves, all supported by subtle oak aromas. Classy, elegant ribena and violet perfumes, dusty dried herb and leafy complexity held firmly together by lashings of nutmeg oak. A Shiraz that sits softer on the palate than most, abetted by firm tannins and persistence of flavour.
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