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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»
By those wonderful folks who bring us Shaw & Smith. Tolpuddle was planted to vine in 1988, on a highly precious site along Back Tea Tree Road, just outside of Hobart. The inaugural vintage claimed Tasmanian Vineyard of Year in 2006. The illustrious Messrs Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith acquired the property in 2011, with a view to elevating the excruciatingly limited release Tolpuddle to the status of a national Grand Cru. A singular experience in new world Pinot Noir, Tolpuddle unravels endless layers of pastoral complexity, powerfully structured yet elegant, immaculate and poised... From little vineyards great wines grow»
The mean gravelly soils and invigorating climes of Mount Barker of the Australian southwest, were identified during the 1960s by the world's leading viticulturalists, as a place uncannily similar to the great terroirs and clime of Bordeaux. The pioneering vines of Forest Hill were the first ever planted here, sired from rootstock of ancient Houghton clones, inaugurally vintaged by the illustrious Jack Mann in 1972. The Cabernet and Riesling of Forest Hill were promptly distinguished by multiple trophy victories and praised by gentleman James Halliday as the most remarkable wines to come out of the Australian west. Forest Hill have remained a source of the most.. Softly spoken wonders from the west»
Established 1973, Woodlands of Wilyabrup were one of the first vineyards in Margaret River, planted with a view to emulating the great growths of Bordeaux. Recipients of the highly prestigious Jack Mann Memorial Medal and Wine Industry Lifetime Achievement Award for their tremendous vintages of all things Cabernet. Assembling the rich Medoc style blends are what Woodlands do best. Painstakingly crafted by hand, to challenge the primacy of the illustrious Chateaux de la rive gauche, very few vineyards yield the quality of fruit that merits vintaging into a statuesque wine dominated by the prettily fragrant Cabernet Franc. Woodlands were established from the.. The complex bordeaux blend by one of margaret river's founding wineries»

Paxton MV Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia
An assemblage of Shiraz from four of the six Paxton Certified Biodynamic vineyards, Quandong Farm and Maslin, the Jones and 19th Block, crafted with a view to expressing the brightness of flavour and sublime charm, of fruit grown to the most exacting environmentally sustainable principles. The Paxton team are focused on making wines of intensity, but also with layers of texture, good flavour and genuine interest. A superior quality of McLaren Vale through and through, Shiraz of excellent fruit character, precision and exquisite balance.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$239.00
Paxton focus on soil health, bio-diversity and nonchemical weed control. Bee hives on the property contribute to diversity, aid pollination and maximise seed production of the inter-row pastures. Natural composts enrich the soils and are the basis for healthy vine growth. Each vineyard parcel is separately handled, destemmed and vinified in a mix of open and static fermenters, plunged and pumped over each twice daily over the course of a fortnight for optimal extraction of colour, flavour and tannin. Batches are pressed into a selection of seasoned and new French and American oak barriques for completion of ferments and a year's maturation.
Deep mulberry, purple hues. Powerful, lifted ripe berry fruit, vanilla and chocolate, French cocoa and American vanilla oak notes. Rich, juicy fruit, spiced berries and currant, dark chocolates and licorice, flavoursome, textural mouthfeel and a lingering savoury back palate. Mouthfilling, yet lingering, elegant flavours, drinking very well immediately upon release.
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