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Grown to the frigid climes of Central Otago, the vines at Prophet's Rock were established 1999 to the most auspicious sites in the nether regions around the ancient goldfields of Bendigo Creek. Challenging aspects with breathtaking views of Cromwell Basin and Pisa Ranges, these are places defined by their fortuitous soils and favourable climes, tiny parcels of vine capable of just a few hundred cases each vintage, picked for their confluence of growing conditions and husbanded by a devout cadre. The winemaking is decidedly French, small vessels and wild yeasts, followed by an extended term on sedimentary lees for opulence. Invigorated by the warmth of alluvial.. Bounty of bendigo goldfields»
Boutique winemaking affords great advantages, every vine can be uniquely husbanded, quality control is maximised, each barrel can be individually sampled and assembled into the perfect cuvee. Engineering types are innately suited to such viticulture. Colin Best embarked upon his sabbatical to the great vineyards of Burgundy's Cote d'Or. He returned to plant Pinot Noir on a craggy half hectare near Lobethal in the Adelaide Hills. An ancient masonry wool mill was outfitted for winemaking and Leabrook Estate was born. This is an aesthetic range of meticulously crafted, limited vintages, fashioned for the aficianado of bespoke, small batch, little vineyard wines... The lobethal libations of leabrook»
Rockbare are raiders of precious but wayward vineyards, planted to outdated standards of viticulture, sadly unviable for large scale winemaking. These are however, precisely the nature of site that Rockbare choose to retain. Winemaker Tim Burvill worked at Wynns and Penfolds, where he refined his style alongside some of the best winemakers in the nation's history. Establishing his own label, he embarked upon a secret project to acquire parcels of prodigal Barossa vine. With a backbone of fruit grown to some of the oldest sites in Australia, much of Rockbare's fruit comes off vines a century or more of age. The intense power and complexity of Rockbare's.. Precious & prodigal parcels of the barossa»
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»

Penley Estate Phoenix Cabernet Sauvignon CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Coonawarra South Australia
The history of Penley dates back to 1858 when The Phoenix Winemaking and Distilling Company was established at Stepney. During 1888 the company name was changed to Tolley Scott Tolley and remained with the family until 1960. Tolley's great grandson Kym re established T.S.Tolley as Penley in 1988. Phoenix is a reference to the re emergence of Tolley winemaking traditions and enduring Coonawarra vineyards. Dominated by Cabernet fruit characters, bramble and cassis, Phoenix offers a generosity and structure that's distinctly Coonawarra.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$251.00
The value and quality of Coonawarra was first recognised by D. A. Tolley who was a purveyor of oak barrels and winemaking gear in 1908, where he gained access to the wines of Coonawarra. To quote from early Tolley records, Coonawarra wines were distinctly different, dark purple in colour, they exuded a lovely perfume whilst fermenting. Nothing has changed. Phoenix is an early drinking Coonawarra Cabernet treated to an open fermentation in traditional heading down vessels, followed by a regimen of barrel ferments to achieve balance and integration. The completed wine are treated to an extended maturation in a selection of new and prior use French oak barriques.
Bright crimson with dark purple hues. Fragrant aromas of violet, black currant leaf, ripe wild berry and varietal Cabernet spice over complex, well integrated oak fragrances. Mulberry and blackberry dominate the tight palate, enhanced by silky grape tannin and elegant complex cedar oak. A very generous middle palate scented with hints of liquorice and chocolate linger long on the finish, made to enjoy in its youth.
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