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Andrew Nugent grew up next door to the great historical wineworks at Penfolds Magill. He honed his craft as viticulturalist and vigneron amongst the illustrious wineries of old McLaren Vale. In the 1990s, Nugent planted new vines at Woodside along Bird In Hand Road, on the site of an ancient gold mine, a godsend of fortuitously fertile soils and magnificent mesoclimes for stellar quality Adelaide Hills wine. Bird In Hand have since amassed a breathtaking tally of international accolades for the unrivalled excellence of their superlative vintages, wonderfully small batch releases, with the magnificence of structure, seamlessness and immaculacy of fruit, to enthuse curio and cognescenti alike... Vivid vintages from the tailings of adelaide hills»
Established 1851 by the French Marist order, Mission Estate are New Zealand's oldest winery, under continuous management ever since. The city of Lyon's Society of Mary sailed to New Zealand with little more than faith, fair winds and a few healthy vines. Men of Burgundy, they knew from good wine, they chose their ground and planted rootstock near Ngaruroro River between Napier and Hastings at Pakowhai. Agriculture and livestock were a necessity, but the establishment of a productive vineyard was essential. The area is now known as Hawke's Bay, internationally renowned for the rich terroirs of Gimblett Gravels, home of New Zealand's most salient brands... The burgundy tradition of te ika a maui»

Pennys Hill Specialized Cabernet Shiraz Merlot CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Merlot McLaren Vale South Australia
Penny Hill's proprietary red blend, the enduring Australian cépage of Cabernet and Shiraz, softened by the genteel plummyness of Merlot, for a wine which defines all the vinous endowments of McLaren Vale. A fully engrossing palate is supported by showroom oak and the silkiest tannins, brimming with layers of lush fruit flavours in abundance. Merlot delineates the concord, moderating the power of Cabernet and piquancy of Shiraz.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$263.00
Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are harvested from the narrow planted, hand managed, high density vines of Penny's Hill, combined with parcels of Merlot from vines on Malpas Road, grown to unique black, cracking Bay of Biscay and brown loam soils immediately south of Penny's Hill. Fruit is destemmed and crushed, prior to varietal components undergoing separate primary fermentation for seven days on skins. Post pressing, each separate batch is transferred to a combination of new and prior use French and American oak barrels. The wines are assembled after a year, as the integration of fruit, oak and softening of tannins are complete.
Deep, dark purple colour. Ripe plum, spice and floral notes with distinctive McLaren Vale earthiness and subtle tobacco/ chocolate qualities. A veritable starburst of fruit, Specialized bursts onto the palate with lively, crunchy, berry flavours, a harmonious balance of tasty oak, acid and tannins, texturally rich with savouryness on a finish of splendid length.
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