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There are but two winemakers who can lay claim to a staggering four Jimmy Watson Trophy victories. Wolf Blass was the man behind the label. John Glaetzer was the man behind Wolf Blass. While working for Wolf, Glaetzer was moonlighting on his own brand, applying the same extravagance of technique to the pick of Langhorne Creek fruit. Perfection in the form of black bramble fruit, muscular yet affable tannins, all framed by the luxury of ebony oak. Aspirants of the great Black Blass Label fables of 1974, 1975 and 1976, are privately advised to avail themselves of John's Blend, Cabernet or Shiraz. Crafted from the same parcels, in the same way, by the same hands,.. Timeless mystique of langhorne creek»
A living legend and bespoke savant of the Australian wine industry, Geoff Merrill began his career in 1973 at Seppelt & Son, before completing tours of duty at Thomas Hardy and Chateau Reynella. Geoff acquired the historic Reynella wineworks in 1985 and has continued to craft many of McLaren Vale's most memorable vintages ever since. Mr Merrill has claimed countless industry accolades and many of our nation's most prestigious awards, including the hotly contested VISY Great Shiraz Challenge and the illustrious Jimmy Watson Trophy. Merrill offers a range of artisanal, limited release wines, of timely age, extravagant oak and sound value... The advanced age & luxury oak of mclaren vale's quiet achiever»
Established 1908, Redman's Coonawarra are still made by the Redman brothers from fruit grown to the original family parcels. The tradition began 1901 when Bill Redman, at the tender age of fourteen, made the journey to take up an apprenticeship at the John Riddoch wineworks and to labour amongst Coonawarra's founding vineyards. Bill Redman's earliest vintages were sold off to other companies but it was not until 1952 that the Redman family released their own wines under the moniker Rouge Homme. Redman was finally branded under its own label in 1966, it remains one of the most enduring marques in Coonawarra. Husbanded by the 4th generation, parcels from the.. The velvet virtue of old coonawarra vines»
At latitude 45 degrees south, Central Otago is the southernmost wine region in the world. Snow topped mountains, rocky ranges and dry tussock hills, a place of climatic extremes, bitterly cold winters, parched soils and discouragingly poor fertility. Designed by the angels in heaven for sublime and stupendous vintages of Pinot Noir. At the very epicentre of the most desirable confluence in Central Otago microclimes is Nanny Goat Vineyard. Conspicuous for her serious weight of fruit, splendid structure and chewy, textural palate, Nanny Goat make a magnificently endowed style, offering the understated power and presence to accompany gourmet game sausages, meaty.. That's perfect for porterhouse»

Kalleske Old Vine Grenache CONFIRM VINTAGE

Grenache Barossa South Australia
A true hand made wine, crafted in the old world style, fashioned from old bush vines fruit, picked off a single site established 1935, the oldest Grenache plantings on the Kalleske farm. An intense, rich and robust old vines Grenache brimming with stunning perfumes, exotic fruit flavours and highly layered palate, harmoniously balanced upon a solid structure of luxurious oak and well ripened tannins, vintaged and matured under the Kalleske cellars at Greenock in the Barossa.
Available in cases of 6
Case of 6
$305.50
Grapes are selectively hand picked off precious dry grown old vines, planted to shallow sands over light clay sub soils. The old vines deliver harvests of Shiraz grapes endowed by excellent natural acidity, customary acid additions are never required. Grapes are destemmed into traditional open top fermenters and vinified for a fortnight on skins through the action of native yeasts at warm temperatures up to 32C. Gentle hand pumpovers are carried out twice daily for optimal flavour and colour extraction. Upon completion, batches are painstakingly basket pressed and filled to a selection of new and seasoned French and American oak hogsheads for eighteen months prior to bottling.
Dark crimson colour. Powerful nose of turkish delights and exotic spice, clove and black fruits, rose petal, licorice and a touch of dark chocolate mint. Solid, full bodied palate with a litany of fleshy dark fruit flavours. Light dusty tannins contribute structure and mouthfeel. Layers of flavour and texture, a complex wine with super long finish.
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