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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 profoundly structured, intensely focused, yet softly spoken range of wines. Powerful yet disciplined Cabernet, generously proportioned Malbec, august Chardonnay and mesmerising Riesling, all representing essential.. Softly spoken wonders from the west»
Boutique winemaking affords great advantages, every vine can be uniquely husbanded, quality control is maximised, each barrel can be individually sampled and assembled into the perfect cuvee. Engineering types are innately suited to such viticulture. Colin Best embarked upon his sabbatical to the great vineyards of Burgundy's Cote d'Or. He returned to plant Pinot Noir on a craggy half hectare near Lobethal in the Adelaide Hills. An ancient masonry wool mill was outfitted for winemaking and Leabrook Estate was born. This is an aesthetic range of meticulously crafted, limited vintages, fashioned for the aficianado of bespoke, small batch, little vineyard wines... The lobethal libations of leabrook»

Devils Lair Hidden Cave Cabernet Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Margaret River Western Australia
Devil's Lair are auspiciously positioned at the heart of Leeuwin Peninsula, within the dress circle of Margaret River's most eminent wineries and prestigious vineyards. The climes here are very like the balmy maritime conditions of Bordeaux, red varietal grapes are intensely flavoured and lined by the finest tannins. There is a folklore of hidden caves and devilish marsupials which sets the background to Devil's Lair cryptic range of wines. A mostly Cabernet accord with a third of Shiraz, Hidden Cave is seamless and redolent, in opulent Margaret River claret styling.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$239.00
Devilish thinking is not only encouraged, but celebrated at Devil's Lair. The Hidden Cave range is all about the established style of wines that Margaret River does best, cannily crafted with a slightly devilish twist. The viticultural team are charged each year, with the mission of assembling the finest Margaret River harvests to fashion articulate regional wines. Parcels of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz are treated to a crush and term of cold soak, inoculated in controlled fermenters and vinified at closely managed temperatures. Upon completion of ferments and a course of malolactic, batches are filled to a selection of seasoned French oak barrels for a year's maturation.
Rich purple with garnet hues. A nose that's instantly recognisable as Margaret River, cassis and cigar box notes, black and blue berries. A currant and brambleberry flavoured palate, fine elegant tannins are woven around a core of sweet black cherries and cassis. A wine that evolves in the glass as layers of fruit awaken. A lingering spice on the intensely aromatic, berry filled finish.
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