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Major Sir Thomas Mitchell left more than just an invaluable bequeth of our nation's most detailed frontier maps. Mitchell distinguished himself in Wellington's army during the Napoleonic wars in the renowned 95th Baker Rifles. A gifted draftsman, he found his way to the nascent colonies of Australia, where his acumen at mapmaking won him the office of Surveyor General. During one of Mitchell's historical expeditions, he charted the fertile lands around Victoria's Goulburn Valley, establishing the colonial fruitgrowing township of Mitchell's Town. The district's auspicious orchards flourished until Colin Preece identified the region as an opportune place to.. Barriques between the billabongs»
There were two scrub covered parcels of land, just outside Pokolbin village along McDonalds Road, that local council had long set aside for use as cricket ground and cemetery. Both were ultimately auctioned off to the highest bidders and sown to vine. A third undeveloped site became the subject of a long running feud among the new and old neighbours. Dodgy invoices between the rivals were exchanged and the division of firewood became a further cause of contention. A truce was eventually called by the two protagonists, Brokenwood and Hungerford Hill, for the sake of healthy viticulture. The nascent blocks achieved international renown as the eminent Cricket.. Sociable soils make for healthy vine»
Hurtle Walker first picked grapes as a ten year old on the celebrious Magill property in 1900. Apprenticed to the legenderies Monsieur Duray and Leon Mazure, Walker was placed in charge of sparkling wine production for the historic Auldana Cellars at the ripe old age of 21. He saw service as a soldier in World War I and made great wine until 1975. Hurtle Walker's grandson continues the family tradition, partnering with Jimmy Watson winner David O'Leary to acquire the most auspicious Clare Valley vineyards and establish one of the nation's leading marques. Between the two, O'Leary and Waker have claimed every prestigious accolade in the land, a breathtaking.. The illustrious pair of valley clare»
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»

Dandelion Legacy 30 Year Pedro Ximenez 375ml CONFIRM VINTAGE

Barossa South Australia
Dandelion are a sacred accord of grower and precious vines, treating the fruit from heirloom vineyards to the finest traditions of artisanal winemaking. Carl Lindner is a dedicated custodian of old Pedro Ximénez vines, himself a true Legacy of the Barossa and lifelong paladin of fortified wine. Traditionally grown and vinified, the very rare Pedro Ximinez was first fortified by his family in 1944 and now averages thirty years of age. This wine is assembled by hand and bottled without fining or filtration. Legacy Pedro Ximenez is best enjoyed within a week of opening.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$287.00
Dandelion grow their own grapes and source from the most precious old sites. Their vineyards are family, their wines are children. The lifelong search to appreciate and understand the essence of wine and terroir, leads to a vinous treasure hunt. Dandelion Vineyards are proven plantings that have stood the test of time. Making timeless wines requires separating single sites and even single soil types, vine by vine if need be. It is the aim of vigneron Carl Lindner and the Dandelion team to nurture the unique character of extremely old X.O. Pedro Ximinez, to preserve the virtues of the precious wines as they age and evolve in a selection of seasoned oak barrels. Alcohol 19.0%
Deep amber/ ochre fading to a rusty orange. Freshly toasted pecan nuts, figs, fresh cream toffee and creme brulee notes, english breakfast tea, maple and mandarin. Sweet and rich, an aged orange peel and honey marmalade palate with candied fruit, citrus/ apricot and toffee flavours that flow to a drying finish, complex rancio, piercing intensity.
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