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The mean gravelly soils and invigorating climes of Mount Barker of the Australian southwest, were identified during the 1960s by the world's leading viticulturalists, as a place uncannily similar to the great terroirs and clime of Bordeaux. The pioneering vines of Forest Hill were the first ever planted here, sired from rootstock of ancient Houghton clones, inaugurally vintaged by the illustrious Jack Mann in 1972. The Cabernet and Riesling of Forest Hill were promptly distinguished by multiple trophy victories and praised by gentleman James Halliday as the most remarkable wines to come out of the Australian west. Forest Hill have remained a source of the most profoundly structured, intensely focused, yet softly spoken range of wines. Powerful yet disciplined Cabernet, generously.. Softly spoken wonders from the west»
Established just eleven years after the founding of South Australia, the ancient vines in the Hundred Of Moorooroo were planted circa 1836 by the Jacob brothers, after accompanying Colonel William Light on the Seven Special Surveys expedition to populate Adelaide's north. Moorooroo endures as the nation's cardinal parcel of vine, the mother rootstock for many of the Barossa's most distinguished sites. For over a century, these sacred vines contributed fruit to the Orlando company, where they formed the backbone of countless spectacular historical vintages. Decimated by the government sponsored vine pull schemes of the 1980s, only four rows of these priceless vines were saved by master Ed Schild from complete annihilation. One of the smallest yielding blocks in the land, Moorooroo.. The fruit of vines established 1836»

Helm Premium Cabernet Sauvignon CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Murrumbateman New South Wales
Cabernet Sauvignon has always been a speciality of Helm. A trip to Bordeaux inspired winemaker Ken Helm and grower Al Lustenburger to perfect the most profound constructs of Cabernet Sauvignon. The Canberra district is perfectly suited to growing this noble grape, as the mesoclimes, so similar to those of Bordeaux, are influenced by trade winds during summer which carry a whiff of sea salt and stimulate the vines. Helm's inaugural vintage immediately attracted praise from the industry press and claimed significant wine show awards.
Available in cartons of 10
Case of 10
$499.17
Helm is a family owned operation, one of the first commercial wineries within the Canberra district. Ken Helm and daughter Stephanie are a father and daughter team, the fourth and fifth generation descendants of migrants from the Rhineland who established vineyards near Albury and Rutherglen in the 1860s. Papa Helm has been involved in the development of the National Wine Show, Cool Climate Wine Show, Wine Press Club of Canberra and numerous promotional events for the Canberra region. Helm craft their Cabernet Sauvignon in the statuesque style of the great Medoc growths. The finished wine is released after two years maturation in a selection of seasoned and new oak casks.
Deep garnet red colour. Bramble bouquet with hints of loganberry, violets and licorice over lightly smoked oak. A finely balanced and elegant wine with the richness of berry fruits and butterscotch flavours deriving from two years maturation in oak casks. Fine tannins provide another dimension to the wine. A long, dark fruited finish with lingering notes of savouryness, cassis and dusty Medoc oak.
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