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Samuel Smith migrated from Dorset England to Angaston in the colony of South Australia circa 1847, he took up work as a gardener with George Fife Angas, the virtual founder of the colony. In 1849, Smith bought thirty acres and planted vines by moonlight, the first ever vintages of Yalumba. One of his most enduring legacies were some unique clones of Shiraz, which were ultimately sown to the illustrious Mount Edelstone vineyard in 1912. Angas's great grandchild Ron Angas acquired cuttings from the Edelstone site and migrated the precious plantings to his pastures at Hutton Vale. The land remains in family hands, a graze for flocks of some highly fortunate lamb. In between the paddocks, blocks of Sam Smith's experimental vines yield a harvest of the most spectacular Shiraz to be found in all Eden Valley... The return of rootstock to garden of eden»

Gipsie Jack Langhorne Creek Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Langhorne Creek South Australia
Much of the fruit behind Australia's most memorable wines has hailed from Langhorne Creek, stellar vintages which are commemorated for decades throughout the globe, as the most outstanding efforts in new world Shiraz. These precious old vineyards are productive to this day, yielding finer harvests than ever. The Messrs Glaetzer & Potts have been retaining the best for Gipsie Jack, no two industry identities can be more adroit at treating the pick of Langhorne Creek, to a standard of vinification which defines the penultimate Aussie Shiraz.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$215.00
Deep scarlet, dark to the core. Spiced nose of black peppercorn, dried cranberry and ripe blue fruits. Full bodied and statuesque, textural and aromatic like a black suede glove, shimmering within a pool of impenetrable black bramble and purple currant fruit reductions, supported by a sterling length of ebony tannins and cossetted in a sheath of polished, showroom oak.
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