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Right around the time that Frank Potts was planting his nascent Bleasdale Vineyards during the 1850s, an eccentric Prussian named Herman Daenke established a homestead along the banks of Bremer River, which he called Metala. The site was planted to viticulture by Arthur Formby in 1891 and became one of Langhorne Creek's most productive vineyards, it continues to supply fruit for a number of prestigious national brands. Legendary winemaker Brian Dolan took the radical step of bottling Metala under its own label in 1959 and won the inaugural Jimmy Watson Trophy in 1962. Two generations later, the brothers Tom and Guy Adams took a similar leap of faith and.. The goodly farms of brothers in arms»
Planted to the tranquil Shangri-La of a sun warmed slope in Yarra Valley, TarraWarra was established 1983 by the founders of the Sussan and Sportsgirl brands. Philanthropists and patrons of the arts, Mr and Mrs Besen, AO and AO respectively, took a highly aesthetic approach to the pursuit of viticulture. Healthy soils and happy fauna were the means to an end, good wine comes from a sound ecology, but great wine needs the inspiration of a holistic engagement with the arts. It is here at Healesville that habitues can savour the Sauvignon while immersing themselves amongst the work of our national masters. A costly collection of canvas by our merry Messrs Boyd.. Take the trek to tarrawarra»
The mean gravelly soils and invigorating climes of Mount Barker of the Australian southwest, were identified during the 1960s by the world's leading viticulturalists, as a place uncannily similar to the great terroirs and clime of Bordeaux. The pioneering vines of Forest Hill were the first ever planted here, sired from rootstock of ancient Houghton clones, inaugurally vintaged by the illustrious Jack Mann in 1972. The Cabernet and Riesling of Forest Hill were promptly distinguished by multiple trophy victories and praised by gentleman James Halliday as the most remarkable wines to come out of the Australian west. Forest Hill have remained a source of the most.. Softly spoken wonders from the west»
Moet & Chandon originally acquired the Green Point property, an old dairy farm at Coldstream along Maroondah Highway, with a vision of establishing a prestigious Australian label. Set in the verdant hills of Victoria's propitious Yarra Valley, Domain Chandon continue to over deliver, completely dedicated to the production of the finest quality, cool climate table wines. The excellence of their renowned sparklings are due in no small part to the quality of the estate's Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. A regimen of extravagant Burgundian techniques, achieve a range of superlative Yarra Valley table.. These old yarra valley vines are just getting better»

Kaesler WOMS Shiraz Cabernet CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon Barossa South Australia
Kaesler own and operate thirty seven acres of prime Barossa viticulture, the majority of it is old vine material, planted 1893, 1899, 1930 and the 1960s. Weapons of Mass Seduction is best suited to those who prefer the big, savoury styles. A powerful dry red, the essential Australian fusion of Shiraz and Cabernet, WOMS is a rich and complex Barossa wine that's tightly woven within a tapestry of well defined oak. WOMS is only ever produced in years of exceptional quality, it can also be relied upon to age very, very well.
Available in cases of 6
Case of 6
$443.50
The Kaesler family migrated from Silesia and setlled in the Barossa circa 1840s. They cleared the scrub and planted 96 acres of Shiraz, Grenache, Mataro and White Hermitage in 1891 WOMS is an exclusively estate grown effort, mostly Shiraz from vines established in 1961, with a third of Cabernet Sauvignon picked off blocks planted 1970 to 1985. Fruit is vinified in static fermenters and pumped over twice daily. WOMS was pressed then transferred to a selection of mostly new Burgundian oak barriques for completion of malolactic, racked and returned to barrel, regularly topped up and racked again after a year. Matured for a full term of eighteen months before bottling without fining or filtration.
Purple crimson colour. Blackberries, mulberry and canned cherries on the bouquet with hints of charry oak. Black cherries, vanilla, some saddle leather characters appear on the palate. WOMS offers layer upon layer of brooding, briary fruit confronted by stunning oak and thick blocks of chocolatey tannin. The fruit is actually quite solid but repressed by oak and tannin at the moment, fruit will prevail. An elegant, savoury wine.
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