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Ken Helm A.M. received the Order of Australia for his work with Riesling, for his contribution to the Australian wine industry, for his support of cool climate wine producers and service to the Canberra community. Helm placed the Canberra region firmly on the map for world class wines after his inaugural 1977 release won significant international accolades. Ken's flagship wines are Riesling and Cabernet, he retains strong ties with eminent wine makers around the globe. Trips to the vineyards and wineries of Mosel, the Rhine valley and Bordeaux provide new inspiration and contribute to the development of his Canberra wines. In 2000 Ken instigated the Canberra.. Meet one of our nation's most peer respected winemakers»
The First Colonists to arrive in South Australia were brought to Kangaroo Island aboard HMS Buffalo in 1836. Sharing the journey was a veteran of the Royal Navy who had served aboard Lord Nelson's flagship HMS Victory. Frank Potts was an accomplished sailor and carpenter, he built many of the young colony's structures and trading vessels. Six generations later, the Potts family's precious plantings of Malbec have been a key component in many of the nation's most memorable and invaluable vintages for decades. A varietal that performs magnificently on the silty flood plains of Langhorne Creek, Bleasdale's pure Malbec bottlings are a profound statement about the.. Making the most magnificent malbec»
The Heathcote Wineworks were one of the first commercial wineries in central Victoria. Prominently placed along Heathcote's main boulevard, established by Thomas Craven in 1854 to cater for the huge influx of gold miners seeking their fortune. Thomas Craven was a purveyor of spirits and wine, he traded in gold, providing a lifeline to local prospectors. An entrepreneurial type, he also operated a coach service from stables behind the cellar door, despatching supplies and delivering mail around the central Victorian goldfields. The legacy endures within a measured range of small batch Shiraz, crafted to traditional techniques and fashioned for timeless.. The alluring case for craven's place»
A living legend and bespoke savant of the Australian wine industry, Geoff Merrill began his career in 1973 at Seppelt & Son, before completing tours of duty at Thomas Hardy and Chateau Reynella. Geoff acquired the historic Reynella wineworks in 1985 and has continued to craft many of McLaren Vale's most memorable vintages ever since. Mr Merrill has claimed countless industry accolades and many of our nation's most prestigious awards, including the hotly contested VISY Great Shiraz Challenge and the illustrious Jimmy Watson Trophy. Merrill offers a range of artisanal, limited release wines, of timely age, extravagant oak and sound value... The advanced age & luxury oak of mclaren vale's quiet achiever»

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
$173.50
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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