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Returning to his home along the Nagambie Lakes after the completion of service during World War II, Eric Purbrick discovered a cache of wine, hidden circa 1876 under the family estate cellars. Though pale in colour, it was sound and drinkable after seven decades. The promise of long lived red wine inspired Purbrick to establish new plantings at Chateau Tahbilk in 1949, today they are some of Victoria's oldest productive Cabernet Sauvignon vines. Having barely scraped through the ravages of phyloxera and a period of disrepute, the fortunes of Tahbilk were turned around by Purbrick who was the first to market Australian wine under its varietal name. Tahbilk proudly hosts the largest, single holding of Marsanne on the planet. Tahbilk's original rows of Shiraz are commonly cited as one of the great vineyards of the world, regularly sampled at international competitions against illustrious icons such as Romanee Conti and Chateau Lafite, Vega Sicilia and Chateau.. Phyloxera, ancient cellars & seriously old vines»

Ingoldby Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia
Ingoldby are one of McLaren Vale's most eminent winegrowing families. What they do, they do very well, achieving international acclaim ever since taking the decision to bottle fruit under their own label. The star in the crown of a curiously limited range of value packed wines by gifted growers who have been nurturing their vines for generations, Ingoldby Shiraz has claimed a swathe of wine show awards and amassed a breathtaking list of critical renown. For cohorts of great red wine who aspire to the smooth and seamless style of McLaren Vale Shiraz.
The Ingoldby name has been an essential part of McLaren Vale viticulture for over a century. Choice parcels of Shiraz are sourced from premium McLaren Vale sites, including the Ingoldby family property at McLaren Flat. Fruit is earmarked on the basis of intense flavour and fine tannins. Parcels are vinified separately in a mix of fermenters and pressed off skins upon completion. Some components are matured in seasoned oak barrels to derive complexity, the balance remain unoaked to return vital fruit characters and preserve freshness. Prior to assemblage, each component is assessed to strike the perfect balance of lifted fruit and gentle tannins, supple oak and fine complexity.
Deep purple/ red colour. An enticing nose redolent of dark summer berry compote with hints of chocolate. Subtle oak lets the fruit do the talking and plays a supportive, integrated role. The palate is rich and round with purple fruits, dense but supple tannins contributing power with finesse, balance and good length.
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