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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,.. Tanunda tradition»
Right next to the Merry Widow Inn at Glenrowan, infamous of Kelly gang folklore, Richard Bailey set up shop to service prospectors during the great Victorian gold rush of the 1860s. Rows of newly planted Shiraz soon followed and the Baileys released their first vintage in 1870. The region was ultimately infected by the terrible vine killing plague of the 1890s, a guarded blessing for Glenrowan, which elevated the quarantine status of its vitiated vineyards to a marque of the highest provenance. Baileys endure as one of the new world's most arcane and mythical wineworks, a small estate of historically significant parcels, producing limited vintages, defined by their exceptional value, purity of parentage and wondrous regional.. The bushranger's brew»

Mount Horrocks Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Clare Valley South Australia
Mt Horrocks have established a cult following, due in no small part to excellence of husbandry in the vineyard and an uncompromising attention to detail in the winemaking. Mt Horrocks make a quality of Watervale Shiraz that just dances across the palate, such is the freshness of the fruit and brightness of tannin, all supported by lively acidity. Clare Valley charisma in abundance, with a twist of mint and a lick of nutty oak. Drink now, with or without food, tapas works very well, so does anythong with bearnaise sauce or Italian pork and fennel sausage.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$269.50
The team at Mount Horrocks maintain a tight rein over quality by limiting production to under 5,000 cases per annum. With the emphasis on natural farming principles and environmentally sustainable organic practices, Mount Horrocks has vineyards at three sites totalling ten hectares in Clare Valley. Vines are hand nurtured and painstakingly managed to yield trim crops of the most intensely flavoured berries. A totally wholistic approach to viticulture is matched by a respect for traditional winemaking fundamentals. The specialty of the house is in the construct of what are essentially hand made food wines with the emphasis on structure and generosity. All grapes are hand picked and only the finest French oak is used.
Deep violet red colour. Fragrant, vibrant aromas of plum and red berries with distinct anise and bramble notes. Dark fruits combine earthy, forest floor notes that deliver an alluring sweet savoury edge to this powerful, richly flavoured yet elegant wine. Bright, chalky tannins add texture alongside delicious spice elements from both the varietal shiraz fruit and sophisticated French oak. This is a lively, joyous Shiraz, showing vitality and the hallmarks of development.
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