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Three British Army officers, in their capacity as agents of the East India Company, established one of Western Australia's first agricultural enterprises in 1836. Named after Captain Richmond Houghton, it was not until Thomas Yule's stewardship that vines were planted and the first vintage of Houghton wine flowed in 1859. Thomas Yule now sources fruit from the eminent Justin Vineyard in Frankland River, a dark ruby Shiraz of lifted liquorice and intense brambleberry, seasoned by piquant pepper notes and supported by showroom tannins. The very elite of Frankland River Shiraz... Artisanal wines of distinguished sites»
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Peter Lehmann Eight Songs Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Barossa South Australia
A flagship effort, the heart of Eight Songs lies within some very old vineyards spread across the landscape of Barossa Valley. Peter Lehmann himself, walked these vineyards every vintage, seeking those parcels with a concentration of flavours so essential to the Eight Songs style, vibrant and statuesque, yet elegant and distinctively soft. The palate is richly opulent, beautifully structured with layers of fruit. Eight Songs is regal in every respect, a limited edition classic from the lowest yielding Barossa sites, aged in exclusively new French oak hogsheads.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$491.00
The Barossa stands amongst the great wine regions of the world, it's finest editions of Shiraz can express a magical diversity in flavour, style and texture. Parcels of fruit collated from mature, low yielding sites in the Stonewell, Light Pass and Vine Vale districts, are vinified and macerated on skins for up to a fortnight, along with some partial barrel ferments. The diversity of terroir is reflected in the finished wine, soils, elevation and vine age vary from one site to the next. After pressing and clarification, Eight Songs is matured in completely new French oak hogsheads for eighteen months, followed by a further period of bottle ageing under the Peter Lehmann cellars before release. Alcohol 14.5%
Dark cherry colour, garnet rim. Lashings of dark chocolate and black plums with just the first hints of attractive bottle development. The palate shows dark plums, choc/ mocha notes with hints of vanillin undertones. The seamless integration of opulent fruit and velvety tannins creates an elegant expression of Barossa Shiraz at its sensuous best. Eight Songs resonate alongside rare beef or roast game, making sweet music alongside aged cheddar or stilton.
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