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One of the closely guarded secrets which remained cardinal to the preeminence of Grange Hermitage, was the sacred tally of exceptional vineyards which were called on to provide fruit for the new world's most stately Shiraz. The elite Grange Growers Club is one of the nation's more exclusive fellowships, an illustrious canon of distinguished wine growing families which are the stuff of Australian viticultural history. One of McLaren Vale's most eminent dynasties, Oliver's of Taranga were an essential inclusion into many of the mighty Grange's most memorable vintages. Oliver Taranga's estate flagship HJ Reserve Shiraz represents peerless value for a wine of its.. A principal part of the great grange»
Right across the road from Jasper Hill's Emily Paddock,a precious parcel of ancient terra rosa soil was acquired and planted to vine by a baronial Mornington estate, highly accomplished growers with a consuming aspiration to grow the finest Shirazin all Heathcote. They settled on a coveted site along Drummond's Lane, strewn with unique green Cambrian shards, a sacred place to yield the top growth amongst single vineyardHeathcote Shiraz. Decades later, the vintages remain excruciatingly measured in availability. Painstakingly hand made, arcanely labelled behind the monikers, Pressings, Block F and Block C, the cherished editions of Heathcote Estate represent.. The likely lads of drummond's lane»
Planted to a steep north facing slope, under the shades of an ancient sawmill, very near the estuaries Mersey and Don, the measured yields of an elite little vineyard are hand picked for vinification by the illustrious Josef Chromy wineworks at Relbia. Highly specialised with the effusive sparkling styles and aromatic whites, winners Winestate Alternative Varietal of Year, the barriques of Barringwood are percolating parcels of Pinot Noir, which are setting a benchmark for the artisanal boutique estates of Devonport and greater Launceston. Barringwood are grown within a unique mesoclime, the longest growing season in Tasmania, each bottle is remarkable for its.. Ardour of affection on the apple isle»
Stephen C. Pannell is one of Australia's most decorated winemakers, Jimmy Watson and twice Max Schubert Trophy winner, London International Winemaker of Year and Chairman National Wine Show. Pannell grew up amongst the illustrious plantings of his parents vineyards at Moss Wood, he established the profoundly artisanal Picardy of Pemberton and found time in between tours of duty at Wirra Wirra, Tintara and BRL Hardy, to do vintage in Burgundy, at the illustrious Mouton Rothschild and amongst the grand old vines of Barolo. Whatever the brand, regardless of vintage, S.C. Pannell's extraordinary wines are all distinct for their remarkable splendour, beguiling.. Peerless value by our nation's finest»

Penfolds St Henri CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz South Australia
Outstanding Langtons Classification. Originally labelled as claret and sold at the same price as Grange, St Henri was more often than not, the preferred choice of Shiraz for the nascent Australian market. Gaining a new lease on life during the 1990s as the quality and style continued to make converts, St Henri remains the nation's most accessible icon Shiraz. Aged in a collection of very old and evolved 1460 litres oak vats, the raw St Henri flourishes into a complex fruit forward wine with supple tannins and a whisper of oak, Australian Shiraz unlike any other.
Available in cases of 6
Case of 6
$779.50
Inaugurally released in 1957, St Henri is a time honoured and alternative expression of Shiraz, an intriguing counterpoint to Grange. It is unusual among eminent Australian Shiraz wines as it does not rely on any new oak. An engaging and compelling drink immediately upon release, St Henri ages magnificently, older bottles can present the most memorable tasting experience. An exclusively Shiraz wine this year, sourced from a cadre of exceptional vineyards in Adelaide Hills, Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale. The finished St Henri is treated to a year's maturation in a timeless and enduring collection of large format, fifty year old, well seasoned and auspiciously populated oaken vats.
Deep plum red colour. Vibrant, charcuterie offerings arise, a myriad of cold meats and pan juices, red currant fruits morph into blue characters with air and time, crushed pepper, cinnamon and green olive. An impressive linear structure, tightly bound, with significant length, boysenberry and cranberry red fruits at ease with green olive and green melon. Granular, Gravox tannins, praline, nutmeg and spice, all serve to coax and unravel its St Henri textural tapestry.
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