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Returned servicemen from the Great War could look forward to government grants of pastoral freehold. West Australia's Willyabrup Valley was such a place, just a short walk from the balmy beaches of Indian Ocean, it offered the veterans excellent potential for agriculture. The fertile lands of Sussex Vale were originally established to animal husbandry by the discharged troopers, generations of livestock enriched the soils and it was astutely sown to vines in 1973. Fortuitously placed at the very heart of the Australian west's most illustrious estates, it continued to occupy the thoughts of neighbouring Howard Park's chief winemaker, until he acquired the.. A better block on hay shed hill»
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»
There's a vineyard at Moorooduc in upper Mornington, planted to a splendid north facing slope which captures the maximum warmth of sunshine each day. Refreshed after nightfall by the invigorating maritime winds off Bass Strait and Port Phillip Bay, it's a place of exceptional winegrowing. Populated by ten unique Burgundy clones, this very special block of vine grew the only Pinot Noir ever to claim our nation's highest accolade for great red wines, the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy. The property continues to yield limited releases of outstanding vintages, it's a place of exacting viticulture and uncompromising pursuit of excellence, cherished by cognoscenti and.. The burgundy clones of mornington»
One of the Australian west's most enduring marques, the illustrious vineyards of Howard Park are now in their fourth and fifth decade. Langton's Listed and recipient of the most prestigious accolades, Grande Medialle d'Or Concours Mondial and London International Wine & Spirits Competition. Howard Park were established from the ground up with a strict adherence to sustainable, holistic viticulture. Planted to sheep studs along Margaret River's Wilyabrup Creek, drawing fruit from the oldest Cabernet vines on Mount Barker, renowned for opulence and structure, they continue to deliver a range of superlative single vineyard bottlings with each vintage... The virtuous vines of howard park»

Brothers in Arms Killibinbin Scaredy Cat Cabernet Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Langhorne Creek South Australia
Simple, non intervention handling of the finest fruit is the Killibinbin approach. Roughly equal components Cabernet and Shiraz are sourced from the prestigious Metala vineyards. Langhorne Creek has won international renown for the quality of it's Cabernet Shiraz, in the enduring Aussie claret style. The extra time that Scaredy Cat has been afforded, ageing in a selection of fine oak barriques, has achieved a wine that's integrated and user friendly immediately upon release, the juicy upfront berry fruit is balanced by fresh acidity and soft, ripe tannins.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$251.00
Cabernet and Shiraz from the distinguished Metala Vineyard are collated after several pickings and taken on a drive to the wineworks for an old school, hands on vinification, the aim being to fashion an authentic red wine with soul. Grapes are placed into open top fermenters and treated to a regimen of manual pumpovers before gentle pressing. Parcels which can best demonstrate upfront juicy fruit character with a juicy texture and velvety soft tannins are assembled into the final wine. Scaredy Cat is matured eighteen months in a selection of one year old French and American oak barriques, a component remains unoaked to retain vital fresh fruit character, the finished wine is bottled after minimal filtration.
Deep crimson red colour. Black forest cake with dark chocolate truffles on the bouquet intertwined by nettle, brambles and cassis aromas over an underlying aniseed and wild berry complexity. Lovely, fragrant blackcurrant and cedar flavours, fine tannins support the fruit and provide great extension through to the back palate. A lasting finish of currant, licorice seeds and eucalypt. Match with grills and hearty vegetarian recipes.
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