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The sensational vintages of St John's Road were generations in the making, the fruit of grand old vineyards and the progeny of families which have tilled Barossa soil since early settlement. The landed gentry along St John's Road represent a heritage of the most distinguished names in Australian viticulture, Lehmann and Lienert, Zander, Kalleske and Schutz. With each vintage, they earmark small parcels of the most exceptional Barossa fruit, to be treated to a course of traditional open ferments and term of age in the finest French oak. Bearing such pious Lutheran monikers as Prayer Garden and Resurrection Vineyard, these sacred sites are planted to some of the.. Brought to you by barossa born & bred»
A living legend and bespoke savant of the Australian wine industry, Geoff Merrill began his career in 1973 at Seppelt & Son, before completing tours of duty at Thomas Hardy and Chateau Reynella. Geoff acquired the historic Reynella wineworks in 1985 and has continued to craft many of McLaren Vale's most memorable vintages ever since. Mr Merrill has claimed countless industry accolades and many of our nation's most prestigious awards, including the hotly contested VISY Great Shiraz Challenge and the illustrious Jimmy Watson Trophy. Merrill offers a range of artisanal, limited release wines, of timely age, extravagant oak and sound value... The advanced age & luxury oak of mclaren vale's quiet achiever»
Rockbare are raiders of precious but wayward vineyards, planted to outdated standards of viticulture, sadly unviable for large scale winemaking. These are however, precisely the nature of site that Rockbare choose to retain. Winemaker Tim Burvill worked at Wynns and Penfolds, where he refined his style alongside some of the best winemakers in the nation's history. Establishing his own label, he embarked upon a secret project to acquire parcels of prodigal Barossa vine. With a backbone of fruit grown to some of the oldest sites in Australia, much of Rockbare's fruit comes off vines a century or more of age. The intense power and complexity of Rockbare's.. Precious & prodigal parcels of the barossa»
The Australian winemaking industry is grateful to Leontine O'Shea, instrumental in the establishment of Mount Pleasant wines, she sent her son Maurice to France for an education in viticulture right at the outbreak of World War I, gifting him his first Hunter Valley vineyard in 1921. Mount Pleasant are now custodians of some grand old sites, a canon of small, elite blocks of vine that yield a precious range of icon wines, which represent peerless value and readily disappear before release of the following vintage... The legacy of grand old hunter valley vineyards»

Henschke Tappa Pass Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Barossa South Australia
A limited release Old Vine Shiraz, from fruit of superior to peerless quality, picked off precious family managed sites around the ancient hamlets of Ebeneezer and Tappa Pass. Barossa Valley is unique in the world of wine for its heritage of devoted growers, descended from the earliest Lutheran settlers. They are often blessed by a harvest of the most extraordinary fruit. Henschke are well positioned to take advantage and retain the best of the best, treating the finest Barossa Shiraz to a regimen of timeless and traditional, old world vinification techniques.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$593.50
No other wine in the world could manage such a monumental debut as that made by the stately Tappa Pass Shiraz. Henschke work at the top of their form, to infuse every bottle with the unique energy of historic Barossa vineyards. The very old, low yielding vines are grown mostly to low fertility Neoproterozoic soils more than a half billion years of age, ranging from red brown earths to Terra rossa. The fully ripe black Shiraz grapes are sourced from grower owned vineyards in the Tappa and Light Passes, earmarked by Henschke and vinified in traditional open top fermenters. Matured in a high proportion of new French oak hogsheads for eighteen months prior to assemblage.
Deep crimson, violet hues. Intense, fragrant aromas of blue and black berry fruits, satsuma plums and ripe mulberries interwoven with creamy cedar, mocha and roast meat nuances, subtle hints of Thai spices and flint. The palate is rich, round and lush, layers of concentrated dark plums and black fruits, an incredible intensity of flavours and beautifully balanced silky tannins for a long, fine, assertive finish.
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