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After founding Mornington's eminent Moorooduc Estate and decades crafting the most memorable vintages for Mornington's leading brands, Richard McIntyre established a tiny, single hectare vineyard, on a prominent, high elevation site at Arthur's Seat, with a view to producing limited yields of the most exquisite small batch wines. The techniques of choice are wild yeast ferments, minimal intervention and good French oak, with a nod to traditional Burgundian practices, which allow the wines to speak of provenance, express their specificity of clone and articulate their sense of place. There's not much Bellingham made but every bottle passes through the hands of.. Limited editions by the master of moorooduc»
Rockbare are raiders of precious but wayward vineyards, planted to outdated standards of viticulture, sadly unviable for large scale winemaking.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»
Bringing you the fruit of old Barossa vineyards, which have been handed down from generation to generation, crafted in the traditional old world way, by a commune of family growers who have delivered the most memorable vintages since early settlement. The label says Soul Growers but the harvests were historically bottled by the nation's most illustrious brands. Today, these veteran families of Australian viticulture can bring their princely harvests to market under a moniker that defines a tradition of village winemaking and a culture of reverence for the land. Ancient rootstock Grenache and Mourvedre, bespoke clones of Cabernet and Shiraz, prodigal plots of.. Views of venerable old vines»
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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
$665.50
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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