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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 proudly hosts the largest, single holding of Marsanne on the planet. Tahbilk's original rows of Shiraz are commonly cited as one of the great vineyards of the world,.. Phyloxera, ancient cellars & seriously old vines»
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Redbank Long Paddock Merlot CONFIRM VINTAGE

Merlot Victoria
Redbank retain some of the best vineyards in the higher altitudes of Victoria's bountiful northern winegrowing districts. Sites planted to cooler climes offer slower ripening conditions which translate into the full development of flavours. Long Paddock is fashioned from the finest harvests of Merlot on offer, the finely grained tannins, gentle palate and aromatic qualities can make any further ageing unnecessary. A forward drinking wine, redolent with plum and cherry characters and like all good Merlot, scrumptuous with fine food.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$179.00
Redbank's high altitude, cool climate vineyards are planted to rich, deep volcanic soils that are fertile and replenished by good natural irrigation. Batches of fruit sourced from warmer sites lower down the valley floors contribute richness and complexity to the finished wine. To control vigorous growth, the vineyards are carefully managed at every phase throughout the season. Growers implement a canopy management and crop thinning program to ensure the vines deliver high quality fruit with good colour and a concentration of flavours. Several months in a selection of seasoned French oak barriques, achieves a fully integrated wine with soft supportive tannins.
Deep dark red. Aromas of ripe berries and plum, showing secondary notes of cedar, briar and violets, nicely wrapped within a subtle oak framework. A medium to full bodied wine, the fleshy plum fruits and velvet textures deliver a wine of quality and structure. Fine grained tannins complement the fruit and support the length of palate all the way to a pleasant, lasting finish.
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