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Established 1851 by the French Marist order, Mission Estate are New Zealand's oldest winery, under continuous management ever since. The city of Lyon's Society of Mary sailed to New Zealand with little more than faith, fair winds and a few healthy vines. Men of Burgundy, they knew from good wine, they chose their ground and planted rootstock near Ngaruroro River between Napier and Hastings at Pakowhai. Agriculture and livestock were a necessity, but the establishment of a productive vineyard was essential. The area is now known as Hawke's Bay, internationally renowned for the rich terroirs of Gimblett Gravels, home of New Zealand's most salient brands... The burgundy tradition of te ika a maui»
Torbreck of Barossa are one of Australia's great export brands, synonymous with luxury and excellence throughout the world of wine. Crafted from the fruit of old and ancient vineyards, the opulence and exclusivity of Torbreck's painfully limited production challenge the primacy of Grange. Established by a share cropper in the 1990s, its precious range has risen to the status of First Growth amongst the community of ardent international advocates. Woodcutter is the entry level, assembled from parcels which may have been destined for some of the brand's lofty icons, an essential experience for all enthusiasts of compelling Barossa Shiraz... Chew a chop of woodcutter's wine»
Kooyong Estate only make limited editions from tiny blocks of vine, a hectare or less, which yield deeply personal wines, highly eloquent of their terroir, aspect and clime. There are the pebbled ironstone soils of Farrago, which create an uncannily Burgundesque style of Chardonnay, redolent of grapefruits, mealy bran and wet flint. The precious half hectare at Faultline articulates the savouryness of seaweed and struck match. The sheltered lee of Haven Block encourages the grapes to bloom with chewy red jube characters. The windswept parcel at Meres infuses wonderfully perfumed rhubarb and ribena notes into a velvetine tannin structure. All are equally.. Venerable vintages from the most precious parcels»
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»

Brothers in Arms No6 Shiraz Cabernet CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Langhorne Creek South Australia
A big favourite of Shiraz Cabernet enthusiasts in markets Australia and overseas, from fruit grown to eight individual plantings on the historic Metala Vineyard, by fifth generation Langhorne Creek vignerons Tom and Guy Adams. A component of Metala Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon has been added to the backbone of Metala Shiraz, achieving an august Aussie Claret style that has won massive international acclaim and can scarce keep up with demand. Alluringly fragrant with regional licorice mint aromas, brimming with layers of soft, dark fleshy fruit.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$251.00
Metala has been Adams family property since the 1850s, it is also name of the historic brand which has always been made entirely from Adams family fruit. In 1998 Tom and Guy Adams took a small amount of grapes and vinified them into 500 cases of Shiraz at the nearby Lake Breeze wineworks. It was so good that a leading distributor from California, who was looking for high quality Australian Shiraz, wouldn't take no for an answer. He anticipated there was going to be a big market for Metala in America. Parcels of Metala grown Cabernet and Shiraz are treated to a state of the art fermentation, followed by an extravagant eighteen months in a selection of seasoned French oak barriques.
Deep plum red colour, crimson hues. Aromas of gentle black pepper and lifted spice, hints of leather and mint are entwined with plum and dark red fruits. Juicy, sweet dark berry/ blackcurrant fruit flavours, supported by plush, soft tannins, laying down a palate of considerable richness and length. Full bodied yet refined, fashioned to the timeless styling which has brought Langhorne Creek wines to the world.
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