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Henry Best was a highly industrious merchant and butcher who serviced Ararat miners during the Victorian gold rush. He planted thirty hectares of vine along Concongella Creek in 1866 and constructed a commercial cellar wineworks which continue to process the most spectacular vintages until the present day. The heirloom plantings of Henry Best remain productive, as some of the most historically significant rootstock in the world. Home of the Jimmy Watson 2012 Trophy, Royal Sydney 2013 Australian Wine Of Year, James Halliday 2014 Wine of Year, Distinguished and Outstanding Langtons Classifications. Remarkable for a style that's all their own, chiselled, brooding.. Carn the concongella cabernet»
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»
Jane Mitchell is one of Clare Valley's leading wine industry identities, Clare Valley Legend and Clare Valley Winemakers Hall of Fame, Centenary Federation of Australia Medal, SA Tourism Commission, Australian Regional Winemakers Forum, Wine Federation of Australia Council and Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation Board. Mitchell's largest vineyard is at Watervale, a very bleak place in the middle of winter at pruning time. It is known by the vineyard workers as Alcatraz, a place to do penance in the cold, wind and rain of a Clare Valley winter. Alcatraz only ever yields minimal harvests, source of the most memorable vintages in our nation's.. These old clare valley vines are just getting better»
Established 1976, Clairault are one of the pioneering estates on Margaret River. A tastefully limited range, from elite vineyards within the very dress circle of prestigious wineries at the heart of Margaret River's most illustrious precincts, Wilyabrup, Yallingup and Karridale. These are the dearest winegrowing terroirs in the Australian west, a place of auspicious soils and stimulating climes, the motherlode of environmentals which yield the most august vintages on the continent. The team at Clairault take a decidedly pastoral approach, biodynamically grown and environmentally sound, a sanctuary to native flora and fauna, their vineyards are managed to a.. The kindly cabernet of clairault»

De Bortoli Melba Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Yarra Valley Victoria
A superb accord of elite parcels Cabernet Sauvignon from the oldest De Bortoli blocks in Yarra Valley. Fruit is sourced from two estate vineyards, suitably named Old Hill and Old Back, both established 1971. A beguiling overture of seductive dark Cabernet fragrances and fragrant jube berry flavours over fine integrated tannins. Like her eponymous opera star, Melba is conspicuous for her alluring perfumes, exceptional taste and intense crescendos, before an exquisite, memorable finish.
Available in cases of 6
Case of 6
$299.50
Vines are cane pruned to twenty bunches each and shoot thinned at the ten to fifteen centimetre stage so that there are no more than fifteen per planting. Grapes are hand picked into 8kg buckets and transported to the Dixon Road wineworks. Fruit is destemmed, crushed and tipped into six tonnes open fermenters. The musts are treated to a natural fermentation on skins at a minimum temperatures of 25°C, followed by a spell of three weeks maceration. Batches are pressed, settled overnight and gravity filled to a selection of seasoned and new fine oak casks where they mature for a year or more at a very temperate 16°C.
Bright crimson red with traces of garnet. Fragrant seductive varietal aromas with a nuance of cigar box and leaf, rich and complex nose, leafiness and blueberry over a background of sweet earth and cedary oak. Full fleshy texture, sweet black and red fruit flavours with complex notes of dusty earth, leaf and dried herbs, fine grain, well integrated tannins before a long harmonious finish. Enjoy alongside roast pork or lamb.
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