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Kooyong Estate only make limited editions from tiny blocks of vine, a hectare or less, which yield deeply personal wines, highly eloquent of their terroir, aspect and clime. There are the pebbled ironstone soils of Farrago, which create an uncannily Burgundesque style of Chardonnay, redolent of grapefruits, mealy bran and wet flint. The precious half hectare at Faultline articulates the savouryness of seaweed and struck match. The sheltered lee of Haven Block encourages the grapes to bloom with chewy red jube characters. The windswept parcel at Meres infuses wonderfully perfumed rhubarb and ribena notes into a velvetine tannin structure. All are equally remarkable for their individuality, they speak of little places, husbanded to artisanal winemaking practices, the most wonderful expressions of Mornington... Venerable vintages from the most precious parcels»

Hugo Estate Reserve Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia
The Hugo family property was a mixed farming enterprise, dairy and sheep stud, almonds and tomato, not to mention a paddock or two of grapevine for personal consumption. The first commercial vintage of Shiraz was in 1979 but a Reserve quality Shiraz was not considered for another twenty years. Limited yields from the oldest blocks are treated to an extravagant fermentation in completely new French and American oak barriques, after an inspection and barrel cull, the very finest lots are assembled into the McLaren Flat flagship Hugo Reserve Shiraz.
Available in cases of 6
Case of 6
$329.50
Intense purple ruby hues. Clean, rich aromas of plum, dates and spice, supported by toasty vanilla oak. Concentrated dark berry fruit characters, currants and blackberry, seasoned by spice, cinnamon and black pepper, chocolates and regional spearmint. Discernibly dry grown, a classic complex, velvety mouthfeel with well integrated tannins before an intense, aromatically spiced bramble finish. A match to red wine brisket and melted cheddar pie.
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