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The 1890s brought boom years to the nascent Aussie wine industry, as connoisseurs throughout Europe and the Empire were introduced to the Dionysian delights of new world Claret by Tyrrell, St Huberts and Wirra Wirra. An enterprising family of Scots took heed of the times to plant grapevines on a uniquely auspicious block in Valley Clare, they called it St Andrew and produced forty vintages of the most sensational quality Claret until the 1930s. The Taylor family acquired the fallow farm in 1995 and brought St Andrew's vines back to life. The treasured block endures as home to the flagship range of Taylor wines, one of the most distinguished vineyards in all Australia. St Andrew's Cabernet was adjudicated by Union de la Sommellerie Française as Best Cabernet Wine in the World at Concours.. *according to the french»
Dr Frederick Kiel would take the trek by paddle steamer from Melbourne every summer during the late 1800s to spend his summers at Sorrento. His children established a grazing station nearby, on a property acquired from the Baillieu family along Portsea Ocean Beach, ultimately planted to vineyards in 2000. These are the most extreme western longitudes of Mornington, the undulating paddocks and sweeping views of tempestuous Bass Strait are a magical place for growing Burgundesque styles of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, well protected north facing parcels of propitious free draining limestone and calcareous sands. The windswept maritime vineyards of little Portsea Estate yield the quality of Mornington that have to be experienced... Mornington's westernmost vineyards»

Seabrook Merchant Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Barossa South Australia
Hand picked grapes off the estate Home Block on the eastern ridge of Barossa Valley, the frugal vines yield a meagre harvest of small berries exhibiting the most amazing concentration. Bunches are destemmed to fermenters and cold soaked for the magic of wild yeasts, several days of cool vinification are treated to hand plunges and rack returns until completely sugar dry. A good old fashioned basket press and ten weeks of malolactic are followed by twenty four months of age. Succulent tannins and enormous length, Barossa Shiraz that speaks of its provenance, of season and of place.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$359.00
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