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Some precious old blocks of ancient vine Grenache still remain after a government sponsored program to cull unproductive vineyards during the 1980s. Yielding excruciatingly small harvests of the most characterful fruit, these wizzened old veterans deliver small batch vintages which are evocative of the old world classics from Cotes du Rhone. The enduring Wirra Wirra were established 1894, their eclectic range belies the splendour of small parcels which are separately handled and bottled for exclusive release. The Absconder draws fruit from vines planted a century ago, it merits a breathing and decant, an articulation about the sublime excellence of old vine Australian Grenache... The compelling case for old vines grenache»
Great wines from the Great Southern, the nether southwest rump of the continent, which yields the most astonishing quality vintages, both red and white. Castelli are a family of renewable power engineers, who are at their happiest picking grapes off vines. Boutique and very hands on, their efforts have been rewarded by prestigious international accolades, including Royal Perth Trophy for Best Chardonnay, San Francisco and International Wine Challenge Gold for Cabernet Sauvignon, Sydney Blue Gold for Shiraz. Defined by weighty palates, edifying complexity and statuesque grace, the entire range of Castelli represent an inspiring opportunity for immersion into the chiselled and strapping, stately Great Southern styling... Wonderfully winsome whiffs from the west»
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Leeuwin Estate Leeuwin Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec Margaret River Western Australia
Distinguished Langtons Classification. One of Leeuwin Estate's crowning achievements, a statuesque, opulent yet graceful rendering of Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon. The cépage may vary somewhat from vintage to vintage, as inclusions of Petit Verdot or Malbec may serve to flesh out the generously proportioned Bordeaux styling. The highly accomplished team mobilize the fundamentals of vineyard and vinification to assemble a fully endowed Cabernet wine that's so much greater than the sum of parts.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$413.50
Art Series continues to be a collector's wine and to command lofty prices at auctions the world over. So what is it that gives Leeuwin Cabernet its ethereal qualities and makes it stand so far above the rest? Great wines are born in great vineyards, at Leeuwin the viticulturist and winemaker work hand in hand throughout the entire process, combining their skills to create wines of distinction. Major focus is placed on the confluence of climate and soil, viticulture and vinification are as of one. Closely monitored ferments, Bucher Pneumatic presses and a cellar of imported French oak barrels are called upon to ensure that the fruit is transformed into the most stately Cabernet wine.
Deep garnet colour. Striking blackcurrants and cherry scents combine with aromatics of fragrant violets, bay leaf and anise, clove and dried tobacco. Oak is very fine and pencil like creating an overall complex and fragrant nose. A well appointed palate showing direction, balanced with fine texture, exhibiting plump dark forest fruits. Dried sage, coffee bean, slight char and anise rise to a finish which is characterized by structural cocoa powderlike tannins.
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