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Established just eleven years after the founding of South Australia, the ancient vines in the Hundred Of Moorooroo were planted circa 1836 by the Jacob brothers, after accompanying Colonel William Light on the Seven Special Surveys expedition to populate Adelaide's north. Moorooroo endures as the nation's cardinal parcel of vine, the mother rootstock for many of the Barossa's most distinguished sites. For over a century, these sacred vines contributed fruit to the Orlando company, where they formed the backbone of countless spectacular historical vintages. Decimated by the government sponsored vine pull schemes of the 1980s, only four rows of these priceless.. The fruit of vines established 1836»
Established 1973, Woodlands of Wilyabrup were one of the first vineyards in Margaret River, planted with a view to emulating the great growths of Bordeaux. Recipients of the highly prestigious Jack Mann Memorial Medal and Wine Industry Lifetime Achievement Award for their tremendous vintages of all things Cabernet. Assembling the rich Medoc style blends are what Woodlands do best. Painstakingly crafted by hand, to challenge the primacy of the illustrious Chateaux de la rive gauche, very few vineyards yield the quality of fruit that merits vintaging into a statuesque wine dominated by the prettily fragrant Cabernet Franc. Woodlands were established from the.. The complex bordeaux blend by one of margaret river's founding wineries»
Some precious old blocks of ancient vine Grenache still remain after a government sponsored program to cull unproductive vineyards during the 1980s. Yielding excruciatingly small harvests of the most characterful fruit, these wizzened old veterans deliver small batch vintages which are evocative of the old world classics from Cotes du Rhone. The enduring Wirra Wirra were established 1894, their eclectic range belies the splendour of small parcels which are separately handled and bottled for exclusive release. The Absconder draws fruit from vines planted a century ago, it merits a breathing and decant, an articulation about the sublime excellence of old vine.. The compelling case for old vines grenache»
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.. The return of rootstock to garden of eden»

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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