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Constructed during early settlement by a supervisor of colonial convicts, at the very epicentre of the market gardens which serviced Hobart, Clarence House is a heritage listed manor which remains largely unaltered since the 1830s. It passed through several hands before being acquired by the Kilpatricks in 1993, who answered the call of Bacchus and established the grounds to vine. There are now sixteen hectares of viticulture, several significant Burgundy clones of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, with smaller plantings of Sauvignon and Pinot Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet and Tempranillo. What's most unique about the Clarence House vineyards are the soils and topography,.. Heirlooms of a hobart homestead»
The family Hentschke have been Barossa farming since 1842, they know from good soils and settle on nothing but the finest land. Keith Hentschke chose a special site along Greenock Creek, at the intersection of Gerald Roberts and Jenke Roads, near the ancient winegrowing hamlet of Seppeltsfield to plant vines in the early 1990s. They now yield vintages of the most amazing intensity, saturated with the essence of grand Barossa Shiraz, an international wine industry favourite and a sagacious selection this.. Savour a sip of seppeltsfield»
Hurtle Walker first picked grapes as a ten year old on the celebrious Magill property in 1900. Apprenticed to the legenderies Monsieur Duray and Leon Mazure, Walker was placed in charge of sparkling wine production for the historic Auldana Cellars at the ripe old age of 21. He saw service as a soldier in World War I and made great wine until 1975. Hurtle Walker's grandson continues the family tradition, partnering with Jimmy Watson winner David O'Leary to acquire the most auspicious Clare Valley vineyards and establish one of the nation's leading marques. Between the two, O'Leary and Waker have claimed every prestigious accolade in the land, a breathtaking.. The illustrious pair of valley clare»
Ken Helm A.M. received the Order of Australia for his work with Riesling, for his contribution to the Australian wine industry, for his support of cool climate wine producers and service to the Canberra community. Helm placed the Canberra region firmly on the map for world class wines after his inaugural 1977 release won significant international accolades. Ken's flagship wines are Riesling and Cabernet, he retains strong ties with eminent wine makers around the globe. Trips to the vineyards and wineries of Mosel, the Rhine valley and Bordeaux provide new inspiration and contribute to the development of his Canberra wines. In 2000 Ken instigated the Canberra.. Meet one of our nation's most peer respected winemakers»

Jacobs Creek Reserve Cabernet CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Padthaway Barossa South Australia
An eminent Cabernet wine which can lay claim to coveted accolades such as Blue Gold Sydney International and Gold Concours Mondial de Bruxelles. Jacobs Creek retain South Australia's finest vineyards and aim to improve the quality of wine every year. Vinified to the most exacting standards, the team make regular trips to the vineyard assessing development of fruit. An enduring Australian Cabernet, displaying intense cassis characters, subtle tannins and rich French oak, right through to the smooth, lingering finish.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$227.00
Grapes are de-stemmed and crushed to small static fermenters, inoculated with neutral yeast and vinified for a fortnight. The sensory characteristics are checked twice daily, pumpover regimes are attenuated to maximise the extraction of flavour, colour and tannin. Ferments are pressed off skins and free run, followed by a return to add palate weight and structure. Malolactic is carried out in new and prior use French and American oak hogsheads, followed by an extended maturation. The barrels are sampled and trialled, ensuring that only those parcels displaying intensity of fruit, balanced tannins and soft oak, are worthy of being included into the finished Jacobs Creek Reserve.
Deep crimson red. Concentrated, lifted cassis and black fruits of the forest nose, subtle notes of mint, chocolate and attractive toasted oak. This vigorously fruit driven and powerfully structured wine is filled with vibrant, varietal black currant flavours, mint and cassis, dried herb and capsicum over tight tannins, framed by smoothly integrated oak, well balanced before a long persistent finish.
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