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Returning to his home along the Nagambie Lakes after the completion of service during World War II, Eric Purbrick discovered a cache of wine, hidden circa 1876 under the family estate cellars. Though pale in colour, it was sound and drinkable after seven decades. The promise of long lived red wine inspired Purbrick to establish new plantings at Chateau Tahbilk in 1949, today they are some of Victoria's oldest productive Cabernet Sauvignon vines. Having barely scraped through the ravages of phyloxera and a period of disrepute, the fortunes of Tahbilk were turned around by Purbrick who was the first to market Australian wine under its varietal name. Tahbilk proudly hosts the largest, single holding of Marsanne on the planet. Tahbilk's original rows of Shiraz are commonly cited as one of the great vineyards of the world, regularly sampled at international competitions against illustrious icons such as Romanee Conti and Chateau Lafite, Vega Sicilia and Chateau.. Phyloxera, ancient cellars & seriously old vines»
Established 1853 by George Friedrich Schmidt, who acquired eighteen choice hectares of viticulture at Tanunda along Siegersdorf Road, for the peppercorn price of a pound per acre, Haan endures as one of the Barossa's quietly achieving, arcane old vineyards. Distinguished in the 21st century by a streak of prestigious industry accolades, Australian Wine Producer of Year, Gold Medal and Trophy for Best Blended Red at the illustrious London International Wine & Spirit Competition. Much of Haan's modest production is always retained by the softly spoken estate's most ardent enthusiasts. Shrewd aspirants will also seize the opportunity to retain a case or two of the heirloom vineyard's most recent vintage. A graceful style of opaque fruit characters, savoury and brooding, inebriating for its redolence of Barossa earth, mesmerising for its intricacy, dressed in a veil of refined, satin.. Tanunda tradition»

Moss Wood Amys Cabernet Blend CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Petit Verdot Malbec Merlot Margaret River Western Australia
One of the more profound Margaret River constructs of the complex Bordeaux blend, a cépage of Merlot and Malbec, Cabernet and Petit Verdot. Combines the blueberry and blackcurrant fruit characters of Yallingup with the perfumed violets and toothsome red currants of Cowaramup, generous fruit depth with soft oak influence, in fine support with a toasty, spiced background. Full body and sweet round flavours of cherry and other dark fruits, as well as melted chocolate, make Amy instantly appealing and oh so easy to enjoy.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$209.50
Bunches are destemmed into open fermenters and the juices seeded with pure yeast culture. Temperatures kept to a maximum of 30C and ferments hand plunged up to four times daily. As each batch reaches dryness it is tasted daily for tannin balance and pressed when the optimum has been reached. Skin contact ensues for a period of ten to fifteen days.Wines are racked to tank and allowed to settle before being racked off gross lees and seeded for malolactic. Upon completion all batches are racked, assembled and returned to barrel. After fifteen months maturation in a selection of new and seasoned French oaks, the wine is treated to a light skim milk fining, sterile filtered and bottled.
Deep brick red. The classic ripe fruit aromas of each variety in the cepage, Cabernet shows blueberry and cedar, Petit Verdot is dark jube and confectionery, Malbec contributes ripe plum and earth. A very light oak background to exude a perfumed, lifted nose, juicy, sweet red and dark fruit flavours. Firm tannins along the palate to a suitably balanced finish, malt biscuit and spicy oak flavours arise, a palate of balance and great length.
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