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Clonakilla are one of our nation's most eminent vineyard wineries, a tiny production operation, established by a CSIRO scientist at Murrumbateman, very near Canberra. It turned out to be a fortuitous planting, with a climate not dissimilar to Bordeaux and northern Rhone, the Clonakilla property now occupies a rank next to the mighty Grange on the prestigious Exceptional Langtons Classification, it yields vintages of Australia's most invaluable Shiraz. At $26.99, the estate's entry level belies its stature and excellence within the pantheon of great Australian wine, an essential experience this week for all enthusiasts, a canny choice for shrewd and judicious aspirants of elite new world Shiraz... Here's what our most picky pundits prefer»

Hutton Vale Farm Cabernet Sauvignon CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Eden Barossa South Australia
Ron Angas established the illustrious Mount Edelstone vineyard in 1912, the sacred site was eventually acquired by the Henschke family and has since been the source of the nation's most memorable vintages. Cuttings were taken from Mt Edelstone in the 1960s for replanting on Hutton Vale Farm. Cabernet Sauvignon arrived somewhat later, a single five acre block planted by John Angas to challenging soils which yield less than a tonne per acre. An exquisitely small batch Barossa Cabernet of marvelous intensity and the most profound provenance.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$359.50
Grapes are all hand picked and destemmed into small open fermenters for a week of vinification, pumped over twice daily for optimal extracts before transfer to a high proportion of new French oak hogsheads for two years maturation.
Opaque purple red robes. Barossa blackberry, dark chocolates and mint, sweet tobacco leaf, leather and cigar box notes. Rich blackberry and mints dominate the palate, Eden Valley minerality over a support of gravely, fine grained tannins, balanced by perfectly pitched acidity to resolve on a refined, polished finish.
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