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Born and bred, 6th generation winemaker Damien Tscharke grew up amongst the vines at Seppeltsfield, while attending Marananga Primary and Nuriootpa High. Gnadenfrei is the oldest vineyard within the Tscharke family estate portfolio, established over seventy years ago by Damien Tscharke's grandfather, the terroir and clime yield an exceptional quality of Shiraz. A seamlessly structured style, driven by fruit and kept vital by rich, cherry filled acidity. Show stopper this week... Superior value in old village barossa shiraz»
Clonakilla are one of our nation's most eminent vineyard wineries, a tiny production operation, established by a CSIRO scientist at Murrumbateman, very near Canberra. It turned out to be a fortuitous planting, with a climate not dissimilar to Bordeaux and northern Rhone, the Clonakilla property now occupies a rank next to the mighty Grange on the prestigious Exceptional Langtons Classification, it yields vintages of Australia's most invaluable Shiraz. At $26.99, the estate's entry level belies its stature and excellence within the pantheon of great Australian wine, an essential experience this week for all enthusiasts, a canny choice for shrewd and judicious.. Here's what our most picky pundits prefer»
At latitude 45 degrees south, Central Otago is the southernmost wine region in the world. Snow topped mountains, rocky ranges and dry tussock hills, a place of climatic extremes, bitterly cold winters, parched soils and discouragingly poor fertility. Designed by the angels in heaven for sublime and stupendous vintages of Pinot Noir. At the very epicentre of the most desirable confluence in Central Otago microclimes is Nanny Goat Vineyard. Conspicuous for her serious weight of fruit, splendid structure and chewy, textural palate, Nanny Goat make a magnificently endowed style, offering the understated power and presence to accompany gourmet game sausages, meaty.. That's perfect for porterhouse»
Hoddles Creek was planned and developed from day one, with a view to crafting an artful range of superlative Yarra Valley wines. The most arduous aspects were planted, because they offered the best promise of outstanding quality fruit. Chilly mornings, vivid afternoon sun and extended ripening, profound vintages of intensely ripened berries. From four superior rows of Pinot Noir on the Hoddles Creek property at Gembrook. Rows 22 to 26 always yield something spectacular with each new vintage, the mix of Burgundian and new world clones are hand picked and separately vinified for release as an exquisite limited edition, only made in the finest vintage years... For partisans most particular about pinot»

Hay Shed Hill Cabernet Sauvignon CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River Western Australia
Hay Shed Hill is a mature old vineyard at the heart of Willyabrup Valley, the premier sub region where Margaret River's first vines were planted and the great local traditions of Cabernet Sauvignon established. The mission is to produce world class wines which reflect the place of origin, wines of depth and flavour that are true to the season and mesoclime. The vines were originally planted right, the right varieties on the right slopes to the right soils. Cabernet grown to the Hay Shed Hill property rank alongside the most splendid editions of Margaret River.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$299.00
The Hay Shed Hill property produces low yields of outstanding quality fruit from fully mature vines which were sown in 1973 during the pioneer days of the local wine industry. Cabernet Sauvignon is harvested only when the fruit achieves optimum ripeness. Grapes are de-stemmed into open topped vessels for fermentation on skins, whilst treated to traditional pump overs and cap management. Upon completion, the wine remains on skins for a further ten days maximizing development of ripe, mature tannins. Maturation in French oak barriques for year adds further complexity and structure, enhancing the wine and softening tannins without dominating the fruit.
Dense dark red to black colour. An intense and rich bouquet led by the ripest cassis and berry fruits, rich and opulent but brooding in its youth, over distinctive vineyard characters of dark chocolate and mint. The oak shows background cedar which will recede further as the fruits emerge. An intense fleshy, full mid palate, massive fruit weight, dark cherry and blackcurrant flavours.
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