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Constructed during early settlement by a supervisor of colonial convicts, at the very epicentre of the market gardens which serviced Hobart, Clarence House is a heritage listed manor which remains largely unaltered since the 1830s. It passed through several hands before being acquired by the Kilpatricks in 1993, who answered the call of Bacchus and established the grounds to vine. There are now sixteen hectares of viticulture, several significant Burgundy clones of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, with smaller plantings of Sauvignon and Pinot Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet and Tempranillo. What's most unique about the Clarence House vineyards are the soils and topography,.. Heirlooms of a hobart homestead»
There are but two winemakers who can lay claim to a staggering four Jimmy Watson Trophy victories. Wolf Blass was the man behind the label. John Glaetzer was the man behind Wolf Blass. While working for Wolf, Glaetzer was moonlighting on his own brand, applying the same extravagance of technique to the pick of Langhorne Creek fruit. Perfection in the form of black bramble fruit, muscular yet affable tannins, all framed by the luxury of ebony oak. Aspirants of the great Black Blass Label fables of 1974, 1975 and 1976, are privately advised to avail themselves of John's Blend, Cabernet or Shiraz. Crafted from the same parcels, in the same way, by the same hands,.. Timeless mystique of langhorne creek»
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»
Coonawarra graziers have access to the finest soils for viticulture. Doug Balnaves was born in the very heart of Coonawarra, quite near the sacred cricket pitch at Penola. An accomplished herdsman and shearer, Balnaves took up the challenge of planting vineyards in 1971. Working under the tutelage of legendary Coonawarra winemaker Bill Redman, Balnaves immersed himself in the culture of the vine, ultimately establishing a grande marque of Coonawarra and securing the inaugural presidency of the Coonawarra Vignerons Association. He remains a lifelong member of the Penola Pipe Band. For those who like their wines structured yet satin, powerful yet prettily.. The old sheep shearer's shanty»

Brothers in Arms Formby Adams Leading Horse Cabernet CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Langhorne Creek South Australia
In 1891 William Formby wielded his leading team of Clydesdale horses into action, planting the first two acres of Cabernet Sauvignon at Metala. Today his great, great grandson continues the family tradition. Guy Adams grows fruit for some of Australia's most esteemed labels. The pick of the crop however, from four individual plantings on the eminent Metala property, is held back for Formby & Adams, the Cabernet contingent from Brothers in Arms.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$239.00
Although Metala was settled in the 1850s and is a fifth generation vineyard with a long and proud family history, it is the Brothers In Arms who made it what it is today. Guy Adams is very close to the land worked by his forefathers, he consistently leads the way through a mix of traditional and modern viticultural practices which enable him to extract yields of the finest fruit from his famous vineyard. Cabernet Sauvignon is treated to a traditional vinification followed by eighteen months maturation in a combination of seasoned French oak barriques. Leading Horse Cabernet is bottled without filtration and may form a crust, a decant is recommended.
Deep crimson colour with garnet hues. Intense aromas of blackberry, mulberry and dark cherry with hints of fennel and leather supported by spice and tar notes. A generous, structured palate exhibits blackberry and blackcurrant fruit, a touch of mint and an earthy texture. Chewy, textured tannins ensure a finish of balance and great length, Leading Horse drinks beautifully on release.
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