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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 St Ignatius Cabernet Merlot Franc CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cabernet Franc Malbec Clare Valley South Australia
A profound construct of noble red varietals, Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc drive the palate, tempered by the forward drinking Malbec and plum juicyness of Merlot. The story dates back to a deluge upon the Sevenhill vineyards in 1974. Winemaker emeritus Brother John May was not convinced that the crop was up to standard, so he blended all the grapes together. Impresario Doug Crittenden declared that it was the closest thing to Pomerol he had ever tasted! Named for the founder of the Jesuit Order, St Ignatius remains to this day a wine of immense stature.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$239.50
While the inspiration for St Ignatius originates within the complex red blends of Bordeaux, the grape varieties are well suited to Sevenhill's cooler, late ripening conditions. The finished wine makes a compelling case for the world class quality of Clare Valley fruit. Vineyard management also contributes to low vigor in the vines and modest yields, achieving a rich wine of impressive concentration and depth. St Ignatius was vinified from the choicest parcels, by separate batches in open slate fermenters for up to a fortnight, capturing intense extraction of colour and flavour. After a traditional basket press, St Ignatius is treated to an extended maturation in a combination of new and seasoned French oak barrels.
Malbec infuses St Ignatius with deep colour. Aromas of blackcurrant and chocolate over a subtle expression of oak. Merlot adds violet, Cabernet Franc contributes raspberries, each variety brings it's own character for a wine of great complexity. Cabernet Sauvignon offers intense dark berry flavours and firm, smooth tannins for a seamless finish.
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