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Balgownie are one of our nation's great small vineyards, pioneers of the reprise in Bendigo viticulture, with the foresight to establish vines in 1969, the first local plantings in over eighty years. Grown to terrains very near the tailings of Victoria's original gold rush, the auspicious Balgownie vines yield discreet yet exquisite harvests of the most edifying and undervalued Victorian vintages. A bespoke favourite amongst enthusiasts of the old school style in elegant and finely boned Aussie Shiraz, Balgownie represent the essential accompaniment to meaty eggplant inspired recipes, or a princely roast of lamb, the best of.. Balgownie begets the best of bendigo»
Bringing you the fruit of old Barossa vineyards, which have been handed down from generation to generation, crafted in the traditional old world way, by a commune of family growers who have delivered the most memorable vintages since early settlement. The label says Soul Growers but the harvests were historically bottled by the nation's most illustrious brands. Today, these veteran families of Australian viticulture can bring their princely harvests to market under a moniker that defines a tradition of village winemaking and a culture of reverence for the land. Ancient rootstock Grenache and Mourvedre, bespoke clones of Cabernet and Shiraz, prodigal plots of.. Views of venerable old vines»
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»
After founding Mornington's eminent Moorooduc Estate and decades crafting the most memorable vintages for Mornington's leading brands, Richard McIntyre established a tiny, single hectare vineyard, on a prominent, high elevation site at Arthur's Seat, with a view to producing limited yields of the most exquisite small batch wines. The techniques of choice are wild yeast ferments, minimal intervention and good French oak, with a nod to traditional Burgundian practices, which allow the wines to speak of provenance, express their specificity of clone and articulate their sense of place. There's not much Bellingham made but every bottle passes through the hands of.. Limited editions by the master of moorooduc»

Penfolds Max Shiraz Cabernet CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon South Australia
One of the world's most recognized marques, Penfolds define the classic Aussie accord of Cabernet and Shiraz, a genre unto itself, into an approachable, freshly flavoured, early drinking style. Dr Penfold held a firm belief in the medicinal value of wine and obtained cuttings from the south of France, replanting them around his homestead in Adelaide Hills. Max Schubert called on the fruit of these ancient cuttings in the 1940s as he began his trials in formulating the mighty Grange. He now lends his name to a splendid construct of sound structure and succulence of fruit.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$179.50
Penfolds are custodians of a great tradition in innovation, pioneering and understanding of the chemistry of wine, developing and refining the concept of the definitive Australian style. Drawing on Penfolds extensive vineyard resources, Max affords every enthusiast of good red wine, with an accessible experience in Shiraz Cabernet at its finest. Harvests are drawn from a tally of superior vineyards and vinified to the enduring Penfold claret style. Upon completion of ferments, batches are filled to a selection of seasoned and new French and American oak for a year's maturation.
Dark cherry red. Complex, leafy with olive fruit and dried oregano, beetroot and roasted Mediterranean vegetables, an array of ripe summer berries and dark spice with just a touch of subtle oak lurking in the background. Textured by assertive tannins that provide counter balance to the sweetness of fruit. Oak offers cedar and toast, char and dark liquorice over exotic spice.
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