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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.. The bushranger's brew»
Halls Gap Vineyard was planted 1969, along the steep eastern slopes and parched rocky crags of Grampians Ranges, at the very beginning of a renaissance in Victorian viticulture. Since early establishment in the 1860s by the noble Houses of Seppelt and Bests, the region had earned the most elite peerage, a provenance of extraordinary red wines, bursting with bramble opulence and lined with limousin tannins. The Halls Gap property had long been respected as a venerable supplier to the nation's most illustrious brands. Seppelt and Penfolds called on harvests from Halls Gap for their finest vintages. Until 1996, when it was acquired by the late, great Trevor Mast,.. Land of the fallen giants»
Henry Best was a highly industrious merchant and butcher who serviced Ararat miners during the Victorian gold rush. He planted thirty hectares of vine along Concongella Creek in 1866 and constructed a commercial cellar wineworks which continue to process the most spectacular vintages until the present day. The heirloom plantings of Henry Best remain productive, as some of the most historically significant rootstock in the world. Home of the Jimmy Watson 2012 Trophy, Royal Sydney 2013 Australian Wine Of Year, James Halliday 2014 Wine of Year, Distinguished and Outstanding Langtons Classifications. Remarkable for a style that's all their own, chiselled, brooding.. Carn the concongella cabernet»
It was a matrimony between an American biochemist and the founder of Margaret River Devils Lair, that set the scene for one of the nation's most illustrious estates. A member of the Top 1OO Wineries of World, Giant Steps were established 1997, with a view to assembling an elite range of limited release Yarra Valley vintages. Crafted from the fruit of superior sites, some yielding just a few hundred cases each year, these are exclusive editions from bespoke parcels of elite terroir, bearing the curiously cryptic monikers of precious blocks of vine, Gruyere Farm, Applejack and Wombat Creek. Fashioned for aficianados of the euro style, defined by their winsome.. Big wines from little vineyards»

Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet 375ml CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon South Australia
Koonunga Hill is very much a reflection of the Penfolds winemaking philosophy and style. Since the inaugural vintage of 1976, Koonunga Hill's reputation has been built upon widespread acclaim. The fundamentals endure, find the best fruit and spare no expense. Treat each parcel to the full course of Penfold efficacy and age the finished wine in a selection of the finest oak. Koonunga Hill continues the tradition, representing a profound experience of the enduring Cabernet Shiraz style, while carrying the Penfolds assurance of quality.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$155.00
Koonunga Hill has established itself as one of Australia's favourite Shiraz. Premium harvests from some of the finest vineyards are selected to maintain consistency, quality and style, a significant proportion is sourced from splendid Barossa sites. At the heart of the Penfolds philosophy lies a value that ultimately it is the quality of fruit and approachability of the final wine which are paramount. After completing primary and secondary ferments, Koonunga Hill is matured in a selection of fine American and French oak barrels. Koonunga Hill offers excellent palate structure and considerable length, very ready for full enjoyment upon release, while offering excellent cellarability.
Dense red with purple hues. Dark fruit aromas of cherries and plum with a fresh red berry lift. Medium bodied, tasting of blueberries and spice, pepper and hints of liquorice contribute complexity, rhubarb and black olive notes add savouryness. A rich, ripe and generous wine, the tannins are soft and fine, integrating beautifully with the balanced background of spicy oak.
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