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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 lamb. In between the paddocks, blocks of Sam Smith's experimental vines yield a harvest of the most spectacular Shiraz to be found in all Eden Valley... The return of rootstock to garden of eden»

Juniper Estate Juniper Crossing Cabernet Merlot CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Malbec Cabernet Franc Margaret River South Australia
The salubrious vines at Wilyabrup can rely on plenty of sunshine for well balanced canopies, a thorough ripening and full tannin development with every vintage. A mostly Cabernet Sauvignon wine, a substantial component of Merlot with inclusions of Malbec and Cabernet Franc, fashioned to a brightly lit, fruit driven style with sound structure and moderate oak influence. Merlot provides a fleshy mid palate while the Cabernet delivers depth, integrity and length. A bliss alongside succulent, melt in the mouth braises and oven roast root vegetables.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
The Wilyabrup region's Forest Grove duplex over clay soils are ideal for producing the statuesque style of Cabernet Merlot wine. These soils contain a significant gravel component which aids drainage and reflects heat back onto the vines in the evening. The sandy loam component retains water, while the high gravel content tends to promote low vigor. Regimens of leaf plucking and trimming are employed throughout the growing season to achieve good fruit exposure. Harvests of Merlot and Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc are plunged and pumped over the course of two or three weeks fermentation, followed by fourteen months in a combination of seasoned and new French oak barrels.
Vibrant crimson red in colour. Rich ripe fruit characteristics of red cherry, blueberry, blackcurrant and plum along with hints of spice, liquorice, black olive and cedary vanillin oak. The palate is smooth and plush with a good depth of fleshy fruit characters and modest oak influence. The long fine tannins are balanced and highly supportive of the ripe fruit flavours, achieving a wine of sound structure and great length.
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