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The Australian winemaking industry is grateful to Leontine O'Shea, instrumental in the establishment of Mount Pleasant wines, she sent her son Maurice to France for an education in viticulture right at the outbreak of World War I, gifting him his first Hunter Valley vineyard in 1921. Mount Pleasant are now custodians of some grand old sites, a canon of small, elite blocks of vine that yield a precious range of icon wines, which represent peerless value and readily disappear before release of the following vintage... The legacy of grand old hunter valley vineyards»
Legendary Penfold winemaker John Duval began his apprenticeship in 1974 under the tutelage of the late great Max Schubert. Duval's family had been supplying Penfolds with fruit and root stock for generations, many of South Australia's most prestigious vineyards were sown with cuttings from Duval's family property. Duval was awarded International Wine & Spirit Competition Winemaker of Year and twice London International Red Winemaker of Year. He now focuses on releasing painfully limited editions, assembled from precious parcels of elite Barossa vine, hand crafted by one of the world's most accomplished and peer respected winemakers... Ancient barossa hamlet vines»
Giovanni Tait mastered the family tradition of coopering wine barrels before migrating to Australia in 1957. He took up work in the Barossa and ultimately settled in for a lengthy engagement at B Seppelts and Sons, where he played a significant role in the vinification and maturation of some of the most memorable vintages in Australian viticulture. Tait's boys grew up to be winemakers, their attention to detail and close relationship with the Barossa's finest growers have earned the highest accolades from the international wine industry press. Generously proportioned yet exquisitely balanced, famously praised, perennially by savant Robert Parker as the most.. Bespoke parcels of old vineyard fruit»
An illustrious national marque which defines the statuesque Margaret River style, the Cabernet Merlot concords of Voyager Estate are distinguished by their compelling presence of fruit, seductive seamlessness, limousine oak and stately tannins. Representing fiendish value for entry into the eminent house of Voyager, Girt By Sea affords the majesty of Margaret River for every enthusiast in the land, at a prudent &.. The generosity of margaret river cabernet merlot that just keeps on giving»

Paxton AAA Shiraz Grenache CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Grenache McLaren Vale South Australia
For decades the Paxton family have nurtured their prized McLaren Vale vineyards, some are over a hundred years old. David Paxton believes that the science of viticulture is just as critical as the fine art of vinification. It's this level of care and passion for the soil that has produced extraordinary fruit and stellar wines. Harvested at the optimum ripeness for this wine style, Shiraz from five premium parcels, the Grenache from three, all fermented separately and assembled into a deep red wine of vigorous flavours and sleek, velvetine tannins.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$239.00
Gateway Vineyard is the source of the Shiraz component, grown to an inhospitable mixture of limestone and mudstone rubble. The vines are restricted in their growth and produce tiny yields of intensely concentrated fruit. Vines on the Jones Block are an average age of forty five years. Hand pruning and thinning of individual bunches combined with minimal irrigation ensures the low and uniform yield required for the production of super premium Shiraz. Quandong Farm, Nineteenth and Landcross Farm Vineyard are the sources of Grenache, from carefully hand tended bush vines. Paxton was matured eighteen months in a combination of new and used American and French 225 litres oak barriques.
Medium intensity ruby red with purple hues. Attractive complex aromatics, lifted red berry fragrances including spiced mulberry. Beautifully perfumed, it leads on to a palate of peppery berries, prunes, firm smooth tannins and smokey anise flavours. Enjoy young while young and fruit forward, alongside lamb shanks braised in good red wine, AAA of course.
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