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Somewhere near the Seaview end of McLaren Vale's Chapel Hill Road, a perfunctory passerine perched her pincers astride a pair of power poles and saw herself alit. Down she went amongst the dry grown branches of an old Grenache vineyard, setting the valuable veterans ablaze. The scorched site eventually came to the attention of a winemaking trio, the Messrs Leske, Tynan & Cooke, Masters of Wine and a venerable vintner, all driven by a consuming passion to make greater Grenache. Thistledown vintage very small amounts of the most extraordinary Grenache. Beautifully detailed and conspicuously elegant, their floral bouquets and graceful finish emulate the aromatic lift and peacock's tail of a prettily perfumed Pinot Noir. Magnificent to savour as a captivating aperitif, a bliss alongside fine cuisine, the Grenache of.. Polly & the pyre to paradise»
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 completely natural agriculture. So exclusive are the wines of Clairault, that they can be hard to find, released in measured editions and allocated to long standing.. The kindly cabernet of clairault»
Just outside the Gippsland town of Leongatha, a few minutes down the road from the hallowed grounds at Bass Phillip estate, ten precious acres of exceptional terroir were planted in 1990, to artisanal clones of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah. The propitious easterly aspects make the most of morning sun, an auspicious bequeath of fertile Ferrosols oblige the rootstock and infuse the fruit, while reducing the vigor and rationing the harvest. Lucinda Estate was never established as a producer of scale, its scant yields were always destined to be in pursuit of stunning Syrah and the perfect Pinot. Victoria's Gippsland is a place of paradise for vintages in the Burgundy style, a oenological wonderland of restrained releases from vivid little vineyards. Enthusiasts en route to a discovery of max value within an archive of.. A glimpse of the gippsland grail»

Mount Pleasant Old Paddock Vineyard Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Hunter Valley New South Wales
From two priceless blocks of Shiraz, some of the oldest productive vines in the world, a mere ten hectares of gnarled old veterans which yield a precious harvest of tiny, parched berries. Old Hill established 1880 and Old Paddock planted by Mount Pleasant patriarch Maurice O’Shea in 1921. Only ever vintaged in the finest years, fruit is treated to a traditional open top ferment and fifteen months maturation in a high proportion of new French oak barriques. A brooding, complex, multi dimensional Shiraz, brimming with personality and steeped in Hunter Valley history.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$761.50
Deep purple colour. Perfumes of dark fruit, blackberries and mulberry, seasoned by lovely liqorice notes, spices and plum. Dense and intense palate of amazing effusiveness and length, layered with ripe, juicy fruit characters, a wine of exquisite linearity and refined balance, framed by a supple veneer of cocoa vanilla oak and supported by a cradle of ripe, pliant tannins.
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