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Right across the road from Jasper Hill's Emily Paddock,a precious parcel of ancient terra rosa soil was acquired and planted to vine by a baronial Mornington estate, highly accomplished growers with a consuming aspiration to grow the finest Shirazin all Heathcote. They settled on a coveted site along Drummond's Lane, strewn with unique green Cambrian shards, a sacred place to yield the top growth amongst single vineyardHeathcote Shiraz. Decades later, the vintages remain excruciatingly measured in availability. Painstakingly hand made, arcanely labelled behind the monikers, Pressings, Block F and Block C, the cherished editions of Heathcote Estate represent.. The likely lads of drummond's lane»
Just three kilometres from Young along Murringo Road, planted to a brisk 500 metres above sea level, Grove Estate was originally sown to vines in 1886, by Croatian settlers who brought cuttings from their farms on the Dalmatian coast. Some of these ancient plantings, emigrated at a time when much of Europe was ruled by Hapsburg emperors, remain productive to this day. Newer blocks were gradually established around these priceless parcels, ostensibly with a view to supplying leading national brands. The quality of fruit became so conspicuous that Grove Estate sanctioned industry celebrities from Ravensworth and Clonakilla to begin bottling under their own.. Quiet consummations of grove estate»
Rolf Binder is one of the Barossa's quiet achieving superstars, recipient of the most conspicuous national accolades, Barossa Winemaker of Year and Best Small Producer, Best Barossa Shiraz Trophy and coveted listing in the illustrious Langtons Classification of Australian Wine. Binder's focus has always been on old vines fruit, in particular, the abstruse canon of early settler varietals which populated Barossa Valley during the 1840s. Wild bush vines Mataro, picked off patches at Tanunda along Langmeil Road, ancient growths of Grenache from Gomersal and Light Pass. Rolf's tour de force are eight superlative rows of Shiraz, established 1972 by the Binders.. Seven decades of tillage at tanunda»
Stephen C. Pannell is one of Australia's most decorated winemakers, Jimmy Watson and twice Max Schubert Trophy winner, London International Winemaker of Year and Chairman National Wine Show. Pannell grew up amongst the illustrious plantings of his parents vineyards at Moss Wood, he established the profoundly artisanal Picardy of Pemberton and found time in between tours of duty at Wirra Wirra, Tintara and BRL Hardy, to do vintage in Burgundy, at the illustrious Mouton Rothschild and amongst the grand old vines of Barolo. Whatever the brand, regardless of vintage, S.C. Pannell's extraordinary wines are all distinct for their remarkable splendour, beguiling.. Peerless value by our nation's finest»

Penfolds Max Chardonnay CONFIRM VINTAGE

Chardonnay Adelaide Hills South Australia
Decidedly Adelaide Hills, sunshine and steelyness in the glass, perfumed with enticing crisp orchard fruit aromas, endowed with creamy textures, reined in by crisp mineral acidity and framed by a hint of oak. A compilation of harvests from superior vineyards, some of which contribute fruit to Penfolds elite range of super premium Bin vintage editions, Max is Adelaide Hills Chardonnay of sound structure and controlled power, fashioned to be forward drinking and affable, in the timeless and enduring, decidedly Penfolds way.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$197.50
The modern style of Australian Chardonnay, drawing on Penfolds extensive vineyard resources, Max's guarantees the drinker a thoroughly enjoyable taste of Adelaide Hills Chardonnay at its very finest. Exacting standards of viticultural management throughout the growing season ensures the winemaking team receive a quality of fruit that's worthy of the Penfold label. Careful vinification techniques are employed to ensure the wine retains all the virtue of the vineyard, while adding a measure of complexity through a regimen of lees stirring and a term of maturation in a high proportion of new French oak barriques.
Pale straw hues. Inimitably Adelaide Hills, white stone fruits, nectarine and peach, figs and lithe spice, the clove aromatics of French oak barrique. Stone fruits persist on the palate, pistachio nougat creaminess, from extended time on yeast lees, cedaryness and almond oak tannins, long, lingering acidity, an enticing phenolic grip in support of the overall structure of palate.
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