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Andrew Nugent grew up next door to the great historical wineworks at Penfolds Magill. He honed his craft as viticulturalist and vigneron amongst the illustrious wineries of old McLaren Vale. In the 1990s, Nugent planted new vines at Woodside along Bird In Hand Road, on the site of an ancient gold mine, a godsend of fortuitously fertile soils and magnificent mesoclimes for stellar quality Adelaide Hills wine. Bird In Hand have since amassed a breathtaking tally of international accolades for the unrivalled excellence of their superlative vintages, wonderfully small batch releases, with the magnificence of structure, seamlessness and immaculacy of fruit, to.. Vivid vintages from the tailings of adelaide hills»
Stephen George grew up amongst the grape vines, very near the hamlet of Reynella and the nascent Skillogalee in Valley Clare. Both salubrious sites which were originally planted to vine by George senior in 1970. Stephen's pioneering work at Ashton Hills was a major catalyst for the development of Adelaide Hills as an internationally renowned wine growing region. Along with the eminent Brian Croser, Stephen was one of the principals who placed Adelaide Hills on the map, resolved to produce the best Pinot Noir in the country and bring global fame to the Adelaide Hills Piccadilly Pinot style... From the misty chills of ashton hills»
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»
Some precious old blocks of ancient vine Grenache still remain after a government sponsored program to cull unproductive vineyards during the 1980s. Yielding excruciatingly small harvests of the most characterful fruit, these wizzened old veterans deliver small batch vintages which are evocative of the old world classics from Cotes du Rhone. The enduring Wirra Wirra were established 1894, their eclectic range belies the splendour of small parcels which are separately handled and bottled for exclusive release. The Absconder draws fruit from vines planted a century ago, it merits a breathing and decant, an articulation about the sublime excellence of old vine.. The compelling case for old vines grenache»

Penfolds Max Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz South Australia
Penfold's inviolably high standards of quality have achieved international acclaim for a distinguished lineage of famous winemakers and memorable vintages. Drawing fruit from the finest vineyards, Penfolds fashion a deeply flavoursome yet forward drinking Shiraz that's in fine form. Max Schubert’s constant pursuit of excellence paved the way for all the eminent Penfold winemakers who followed in his footsteps. A contemporary rendering of the timeless Penfold style, Max is a fruit driven wine, delicately framed by background oak, generous in flavour and refined.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$179.50
One of the top winemaking estates in the world in terms of quality, brand awareness and product range, the consistency in the quality of Penfolds is recognised worldwide. Penfold are predominantly a South Australian winemaker, sourcing Shiraz from their own prestigious vineyards and the pick of independent growers, many of whose families have supplied grapes to the Penfold company for generations, including distinguished member families of the elite Penfolds Grange Growers Club. Designed as an early drinking Shiraz, the ferments are filled to a selection of seasoned American oak barrels for a year's maturation.
Vibrant ruby red. Vanilla custard nd sweet spice combine, nutmeg and cinnamon, ginger and pastille. A palate of ripe juiciness, black cherries and blood, Tiramisu creaminess, the coffee, dark and milk chocolate complexities of American oak. Italian spice and tannins appear, a silky seamlessness and palate expansion, the flesh and meatyness of plum resove an a polished, gloss and sheen finish.
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