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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.. Phyloxera, ancient cellars & seriously old vines»
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Sevenhill Inigo Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Clare Valley South Australia
Sevenhill conjures up visions of Clare Valley idyll, serene pastoral vistas and ancient cellars full of patiently maturing Shiraz wines. One of our nation's great viticultural endowments, Sevenhill were the first ever cellars to be established in Valley Clare. Winemaking is still carried out under the direction of the Jesuitical Manresa Society, sacramental altar wine still accounts for a third of the estate's production. Inigo is an intense yet balanced Shiraz with the requisite character and charm to articulate the grace of vines up to 140 years of age.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$257.00
Sevenhill retain some of the Clare Valley's most distinguished sites, the viticultural team are devoted to the nurture of the precious vines. There are several open top fermenting vats at Sevenhill, made from large slate slabs around a century ago, mined from the nearby town of Mintaro, they are irreplaceable. The size of these old world vats is perfect for Shiraz, a large surface area of wine in contact with the fermenting skins gives the best extraction of colour and flavour, while permitting the heat of ferments to escape. Each batch is plunged by hand and manually basket pressed, followed by maturation in a selection of seasoned and new French and American oak barrels. Alcohol 15.2%
Dense, purple black colour. An aromatically spiced, pepper and pencil oak nose, elegant perfumes of cedar, menthol and mint. The palate shows a generous expression of fleshy, ripe plum fruit flavours, dark cherry and cassis. Full bodied, the finish resolves on a length of firm, soft tannins, seasoned by delicate fragrant, spicy notes.
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