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It was a matrimony between an American biochemist and the founder of Margaret River Devils Lair, that set the scene for one of the nation's most illustrious estates. A member of the Top 1OO Wineries of World, Giant Steps were established 1997, with a view to assembling an elite range of limited release Yarra Valley vintages. Crafted from the fruit of superior sites, some yielding just a few hundred cases each year, these are exclusive editions from bespoke parcels of elite terroir, bearing the curiously cryptic monikers of precious blocks of vine, Gruyere Farm, Applejack and Wombat Creek. Fashioned for aficianados of the euro style, defined by their winsome fruit and graceful tannins, the Giant Steps single vineyard range are all distinct for their expression of place, each articulate of a unique soil and influence of clime... Big wines from little vineyards»
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»

Hollick Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra South Australia
A solid Cabernet Sauvignon with profound structure and vigorous fruit, the essential Coonawarra style, exuding rich bramble, berries and cassis aromas characters over soft, elegant tannins. Extended maturation in the finest French oak contributes to the wine's overall balance and drinkability. Driven by quality and a hands on approach, representing almost a third of total Hollick production, it's predecessors have won numerous awards at national competitions, including the highly coveted Jimmy Watson, Robert Bryce and Arthur Kelman Trophies.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$347.00
The long and cool, dry growing seasons that prevail in Coonawarra provide ideal conditions for grapes to accumulate intense flavours and colours. Vinified from a selection of fruit grown to older vine Cabernet Sauvignon planted in the shallow Terra rossa soils of Neilson's Block, replanted by Ian and Wendy Hollick circa 1975, with a contribution from the Wilgha vineyard, acquired in 1987. Hollick know that great wines are made on the land, to this end, grapes are handled carefully to retain the exquisite fruit flavours of the vineyard. A measure of barrel ferments, followed by twenty months maturation in a selection of new and seasoned French oak, achieves elegance and builds sound structure.
Bright crimson with purple hues. An elegant mix of mulberry, red currant and plum aromas, alluring floral notes. A round and plush wine with red currant, blackberry and cherry fruit flavours. Hints of mint, black olive and cedar add to the finely structured and balanced palate. A focused and intense wine displaying balance and elegance before a long, persistent finish. A match to crusted roast lamb, potatoes and chunky veg.
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