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There are fewer than twenty hectares of Stefano Lubiana vines, overlooking the spectacular tidal estuary of Derwent River. Chosen for its felicitious winegrowing aspects, it is a place of scrupulously clean soils, free of any pesticides or manufactured treatments. Insects are welcome here, they are mother nature's endorsement of a holistically biodynamic viticulture. Lubiana is a fifth generation winemaker, one of the apple isle's leading vignerons, he works to an arcane system of seasonal chronometers, governed by cosmic rhythms, the turning of leaves and angle of the moon. His wines are given full indulgence to make themselves. Ferments lie undisturbed and.. Celestial wines from southern climes»
There are four tiny patches of vine at Scotchman's Hill, which have been mollycoddled by Robin Brockett, since the start of his tenure as chief winemaker in the 1980s. Excruciatingly limited after a strict pruning and rigorous sorting of fruit, they each yield a mere hundred cases of wine. Brockett has set aside the precious harvests of these superior blocks for his own label, a personal project to hand craft the finest of vintage, an exclusive range of the Bellarine's most elite single vineyard efforts. So besotted is Brockett by the spectacular quality of fruit from these four regal parcels, he has imported two 800 Litre Tuscan vinification Amphora from the.. Brockett begets the best of bellarine»
By those wonderful folks who bring us Shaw & Smith. Tolpuddle was planted to vine in 1988, on a highly precious site along Back Tea Tree Road, just outside of Hobart. The inaugural vintage claimed Tasmanian Vineyard of Year in 2006. The illustrious Messrs Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith acquired the property in 2011, with a view to elevating the excruciatingly limited release Tolpuddle to the status of a national Grand Cru. A singular experience in new world Pinot Noir, Tolpuddle unravels endless layers of pastoral complexity, powerfully structured yet elegant, immaculate and poised... From little vineyards great wines grow»
Returned servicemen from the Great War could look forward to government grants of pastoral freehold. West Australia's Willyabrup Valley was such a place, just a short walk from the balmy beaches of Indian Ocean, it offered the veterans excellent potential for agriculture. The fertile lands of Sussex Vale were originally established to animal husbandry by the discharged troopers, generations of livestock enriched the soils and it was astutely sown to vines in 1973. Fortuitously placed at the very heart of the Australian west's most illustrious estates, it continued to occupy the thoughts of neighbouring Howard Park's chief winemaker, until he acquired the.. A better block on hay shed hill»

Elderton Command Shiraz 1.5L MAGNUM CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Barossa South Australia
Excellent Langtons Classification. Elderton Command has established an enviable reputation, truly one of Australia's most esteemed flagship wines. Accolades are sent from every corner of the globe with every annual release. Vintage 1992 was selected by Robert Parker as one of the world's top wines. The 1995 Command was awarded 95 points by Wine Spectator and placed in their TOP 1OO, vintage 2000 was awarded 97 points and also made the TOP 1OO. Vintage 1996 claimed Trophy for Best Shiraz in the World at the prestigious London International.
Each
$349.90
Dozen
$4197.92
One of the new world's great first growths, Command's grapes are grown to a choice block, from vines planted in the early 1900s. Growing on rich river silt soils and red brown earth over limestone, blessed by a Mediterranean climate, with cropping levels maintained to less than four tonnes per hectare. The strength and resilience of these vines shines effortlessly in the quality of what is in the bottle. Grapes are hand picked, chilled and vinified in open top concrete fermenters, treated to hand pump overs and cap submerging with oak header boards for eight days, followed by transfer to oak for completion of ferments, malolactic and thirty months in exclusively new French and American oak puncheons.
Very dark purple with bright magenta hues. Showing lovely seductive chocolate, violet and delicious oak characters. Big, ripe and powerful, but ultimately soft and seductive, blackberry meaty dark chocolate fruit, pronounced tannin structure and integrated oak, velvety texture and rich plum, dark chocolate and pepper flavours that echo beautifully as the finish sails on and on.
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