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Some precious old blocks of ancient vine Grenache still remain after a government sponsored program to cull unproductive vineyards during the 1980s. Yielding excruciatingly small harvests of the most characterful fruit, these wizzened old veterans deliver small batch vintages which are evocative of the old world classics from Cotes du Rhone. The enduring Wirra Wirra were established 1894, their eclectic range belies the splendour of small parcels which are separately handled and bottled for exclusive release. The Absconder draws fruit from vines planted a century ago, it merits a breathing and decant, an articulation about the sublime excellence of old vine.. The compelling case for old vines grenache»
Ken Helm A.M. received the Order of Australia for his work with Riesling, for his contribution to the Australian wine industry, for his support of cool climate wine producers and service to the Canberra community. Helm placed the Canberra region firmly on the map for world class wines after his inaugural 1977 release won significant international accolades. Ken's flagship wines are Riesling and Cabernet, he retains strong ties with eminent wine makers around the globe. Trips to the vineyards and wineries of Mosel, the Rhine valley and Bordeaux provide new inspiration and contribute to the development of his Canberra wines. In 2000 Ken instigated the Canberra.. Meet one of our nation's most peer respected winemakers»
Right next to the Merry Widow Inn at Glenrowan, infamous of Kelly gang folklore, Richard Bailey set up shop to service prospectors during the great Victorian gold rush of the 1860s. Rows of newly planted Shiraz soon followed and the Baileys released their first vintage in 1870. The region was ultimately infected by the terrible vine killing plague of the 1890s, a guarded blessing for Glenrowan, which elevated the quarantine status of its vitiated vineyards to a marque of the highest provenance. Baileys endure as one of the new world's most arcane and mythical wineworks, a small estate of historically significant parcels, producing limited vintages, defined by.. The bushranger's brew»
An ongoing resurrection of some fabulous old vines, a distinguished Blewitt Springs site and a range of the most spectacular McLaren Vale wines. When Kelly and Bondar acquired Rayner Vineyard in 2013, they knew that everything depended on the management of site and soil to achieve the excellence of wine they had in mind. The most fastidious husbanding regimens and a tightly scheduled evolution towards organic viticulture, the propitious Rayner vines have never yielded finer harvests, all translating into a tour de force across the entire Bondar range. Salient quality and penurious pricing make for a compelling mix. Old vines grown to salubrious soils, the.. Model mclaren macerations»

Brothers in Arms Formby Adams Cutting Edge CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Langhorne Creek South Australia
William Formby was among the early ardent pioneers of Langhorne Creek, he planted his first acreages of vine in 1891. Today his progeny still husband vines, the Adams of Langhorne Creek, are at the cutting edge of regional viticulture. Fruit is harvested from some of the most noble blocks on the Metala estate, to be fashioned into the enduring style of Aussie Cabernet Shiraz, a suitable match to roasts, stir frys or grills.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$239.00
Legendary winemaker Brian Dolan won the inaugural Jimmy Watson Trophy in 1962 with the 1961 Metala Vineyard Shiraz Cabernet. The best fruit from the historic Metala property is now reserved for the estate's own Brothers in Arms and Formby/ Adams, as well as a number of well known labels and smaller boutique wineries such as Oddfellows and Killibinbin. Cutting Edge is a mostly Cabernet wine with a portion of Shiraz, grown and vinified to a mix of traditional and modern vineyard management and winemaking practices that produce the best possible wine from the famous Metal Vineyard. Matured for fifteen months in a combination of one to four year old French and American oak barrels.
Deep purple colour. Savoury biscuit, vanilla and spice aromas with menthol uplift. Huge berry fruit, pepper and cedar spice with a touch of rhubarb. A mouthfiling wine with superb textures, sublime integration and quenching mineral. The persistent length and fine grained, juicy tannins ensure this is a wine to be enjoyed with good food and fine company.
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