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Jim Barry was a pioneer of the Australian wine industry, the first academically qualified winemaker to take up Clare Valley viticulture in 1949. He had an uncanny intuition for good land and established some of the most illustrious vineyards on the continent. Jim Barry is also a patriarch of the Coonawarra, in pursuit of the perfect terroir for Cabernet Sauvignon, he planted vines on the ancient Penola Cricket Oval, preserving the original pavilion for posterity. Jim Barry endures as one of the nation's most distinguished brands, renowned throughout the world of wine for decades of the most remarkable vintages, an evolving range of superior vineyard editions,.. Salient statements from superior sites»
There are fewer than twenty hectares of Stefano Lubiana vines, overlooking the spectacular tidal estuary of Derwent River. Chosen for its felicitious winegrowing aspects, it is a place of scrupulously clean soils, free of any pesticides or manufactured treatments. Insects are welcome here, they are mother nature's endorsement of a holistically biodynamic viticulture. Lubiana is a fifth generation winemaker, one of the apple isle's leading vignerons, he works to an arcane system of seasonal chronometers, governed by cosmic rhythms, the turning of leaves and angle of the moon. His wines are given full indulgence to make themselves. Ferments lie undisturbed and.. Celestial wines from southern climes»
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»
There are few family names in the Australian wine industry as eminent and enduring as Glaetzer and Potts, they own and operate many of the oldest and most precious vineyards in Langhorne Creek. John Glaetzer was right hand man to the legendary Wolf Blass throughout the breathtaking sequence of Black Label Jimmy Watson victories. Ben Potts learned his trade at the oldest family owned wineworks in Australia Bleasdale, established by the larger than life Frank Potts in 1858. Ben's great grandfather was the first Langhorne Creek grower to supply grapes to Wolf Blass. The Glaetzer and Potts families have collaborated for decades to achieve many of the nation's.. Vital vintages from the most precious parcels»

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
$197.50
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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