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The story of Langmeil begins with early Barossa settlement, planted to Shiraz by Christian Auricht in the 1840s, the estate vineyards were restored by the Lindner and Bitter families during the 1990s. Some of Herr Auricht's original plantings are still in production, three and a half priceless acres of gnarled, dry grown vines which provided the cuttings for much of Langmeil's refurbished heirloom parcels. A princely range of old, to very old single vineyard wines, delineated by the eloquence of each unique site, defined by the provenance of history and pioneer folklore. Saved from the ravages of time by the hand of providence and generations of dedicated.. The legacy landscapes of langmeil»
Returning to his home along the Nagambie Lakes after the completion of service during World War II, Eric Purbrick discovered a cache of wine, hidden circa 1876 under the family estate cellars. Though pale in colour, it was sound and drinkable after seven decades. The promise of long lived red wine inspired Purbrick to establish new plantings at Chateau Tahbilk in 1949, today they are some of Victoria's oldest productive Cabernet Sauvignon vines. Having barely scraped through the ravages of phyloxera and a period of disrepute, the fortunes of Tahbilk were turned around by Purbrick who was the first to market Australian wine under its varietal name. Tahbilk.. Phyloxera, ancient cellars & seriously old vines»
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»
Giovanni Tait mastered the family tradition of coopering wine barrels before migrating to Australia in 1957. He took up work in the Barossa and ultimately settled in for a lengthy engagement at B Seppelts and Sons, where he played a significant role in the vinification and maturation of some of the most memorable vintages in Australian viticulture. Tait's boys grew up to be winemakers, their attention to detail and close relationship with the Barossa's finest growers have earned the highest accolades from the international wine industry press. Generously proportioned yet exquisitely balanced, famously praised, perennially by savant Robert Parker as the most.. Bespoke parcels of old vineyard fruit»

Penfolds Max Cabernet Sauvignon CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon South Australia
For over 160 years, Penfolds have been a producer of the most memorable wines. By virtue of a commitment to producing nothing but the best, a tradition has evolved which has effected profound influence over the entire Australian industry. Max's presents the noble Cabernet Sauvignon in an approachable, fresh style for early enjoyment. The classic tour de force of power, structure and fruit, Max expresses opulent flavours over a fine structure and rich finish, put simply, the consumate early drinking Cabernet.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$173.50
Max Schubert did more for the development of Australian Cabernet Sauvignon than any other winemaker. He was originally focused on Cabernet as the varietal of choice during his trials with the nascent vintages of Grange. The extensive expanse of Penfold vineyard resources have now been trained to yield parcels of the highest quality Cabernet Sauvignon, regardless of vintage conditions. Max is treated to a temperature controlled vinification on skins to develop the tannin profile, add structure and achieve balance while retaining fresh varietal characteristics. Upon completion of ferments, Max is filled to a selection of seasoned and new French oak barrels for a year's maturation.
Dark magenta red core. Ripe currant bouquets, cranberry and dried Italian herb nose, lifted red cherries and ribena, blackcurrants and mint. A palate of great Cabernet line and defined length, red, blue and black fruits over a length of fine silky tannins, savouryness to the finish, vanilla Chai and sweetly spiced cinnamon, cedar oak.
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