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William James Maxwell was an architectural sculptor who migrated from Scotland to Australia in 1875. He built a mock castle and established a family vineyard just outside Adelaide, which he named Woodlands Park. His son planted vines in nearby McLaren Vale and his grandson served a term as winemaker for Hardy Wines at the historic Tintara wineworks. William Maxwell's progeny remain in McLaren Vale, producing the southern hemisphere's most successful brands of Honey Mead, as well as vintages of the most extraordinary value in McLaren Vale Shiraz. But what does Maxwell taste like? Gentleman James Halliday describes Maxwell as robust, picking the eyes out of McLaren Vale shiraz; licorice, dark chocolate,.. Made of mature vine mclaren vale »
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 profoundly structured, intensely focused,.. Softly spoken wonders from the west»
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, that collaborated to create, the most.. Timeless mystique of langhorne creek»

Kooyong Estate Kooyong Clonale Chardonnay CONFIRM VINTAGE

Chardonnay Mornington Victoria
Sandro Mosele has established himself as a tour de force on Mornington Peninsula, making better and better, ever more interesting Chardonnay wines, across a spectrum of sites and clone. Avail yourself of the entry level into the House of Kooyong, one of Australia's most artisanal Chardonnay specialists, fashioned to the big dry styles of Burgundy's magnificent Cote du Beaune. Exactingly crafted from an assemblage of fruit, hand picked and meticulously sorted, off the eminent Kooyong and Ballewindi vineyards.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$347.00
Kooyong Estate is highly specialised for the big and rich Burgundy style, rendered from tiny parcels of unique terroirs that are matched to the individual characteristics of clone. A total coverage amounting to nine hectares of prime Mornington viticulture, are fastiduously husbanded to yield nothing but the most exceptional quality harvests. Vertically shoot positioned, estate grown fruit, forms the backbone, supplemented by choice parcels grown to mature local vines. Chardonnay is gently whole bunch pressed directly into French oak barriques for a wild, indigenous yeast vinification, followed by ten months maturation sur lie and minimal filtration before bottling.
Bright straw lime colour. A delicate, aromatic nose showing grapefruit and lime, hints of fresh ginger, soft layers of cream and quartz silica minerality. The palate is pure and fine with some flintiness. A Clonale that is pert and linear in youth but with the lees creaminess in place to build texture and weight as it evolves.
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