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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»
Right across the road from Jasper Hill's Emily Paddock,a precious parcel of ancient terra rosa soil was acquired and planted to vine by a baronial Mornington estate, highly accomplished growers with a consuming aspiration to grow the finest Shirazin all Heathcote. They settled on a coveted site along Drummond's Lane, strewn with unique green Cambrian shards, a sacred place to yield the top growth amongst single vineyardHeathcote Shiraz. Decades later, the vintages remain excruciatingly measured in availability. Painstakingly hand made, arcanely labelled behind the monikers, Pressings, Block F and Block C, the cherished editions of Heathcote Estate represent.. The likely lads of drummond's lane»
Coonawarra graziers have access to the finest soils for viticulture. Doug Balnaves was born in the very heart of Coonawarra, quite near the sacred cricket pitch at Penola. An accomplished herdsman and shearer, Balnaves took up the challenge of planting vineyards in 1971. Working under the tutelage of legendary Coonawarra winemaker Bill Redman, Balnaves immersed himself in the culture of the vine, ultimately establishing a grande marque of Coonawarra and securing the inaugural presidency of the Coonawarra Vignerons Association. He remains a lifelong member of the Penola Pipe Band. For those who like their wines structured yet satin, powerful yet prettily.. The old sheep shearer's shanty»
An Irish cobbler named Reilly settled into the tiny Clare Valley township of Mintaro circa 1856. He converted a stone barn into a homestead cottage. Reilly's Cottage served as the local cobbler's shop in the centre of the bustling town, which had boomed after the establishment of salubrious slate quarries. Almost 140 years later, the cottage has been restored to its former glory by relatives of Reilly, the family Ardill, once again it is a hive of activity, home to the eminent and award winning range of Reilly.. There once was a man named reilly»

McWilliams Show Reserve 25 Years Muscat 500ml CONFIRM VINTAGE

Frontignac Riverina New South Wales
McWilliams's are one of the most recognizable names in the pantheon of enduring Australian brands, a significant part of their bequest is a priceless endowment of the oldest, most invaluable stocks of fortified wine in the land. The estate's history with fortifieds dates back to 1913, when John James McWilliam planted the first ever vines at Hanwood on the Riverina. Generations of viticulture and patient cellaring have established a legacy of the world's finest Old Muscats, assembled into a Show Reserve of immense concentration and exquisite balance.
Available in cases of 6
Case of 6
$431.50
Parcels of Muscadelle are harvested at naturally high levels of sugar, grapes are crushed, destemmed and cooled to 10°C on the way to open fermentation vessels. Batches are pumped over twice daily during two days of cold soak. Yeasts are added for a slow vinification, followed by draining and press after a single Baume drop in sugar level. Juices are fortified with neutral grape Spirit to arrest the ferments, settled and racked off solids. Batches are heat and cold stabilised, coarse earth filtered and transferred to a collection of well seasoned oak barrels for up to thirty years maturation. Upon completion, the best barrels are determined and marked for inclusion into the final Show Reserve Muscat. Alcohol 18.5%
Rich deep brown tawny, khaki hues. Fresh lifted Muscat fruit aromas, festive raisin cake, baking spice and citrus peel over intense rancio oak notes. Richly intense, yet gently luscious and velvet smooth, pronounced Muscat flavours, a concentration of raisin and fruit mince tart characters. A big mouth coating finish, lingering immeasurably on a length of spiced, licorice toffee richness.
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