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It was a matrimony between an American biochemist and the founder of Margaret River Devils Lair, that set the scene for one of the nation's most illustrious estates. A member of the Top 1OO Wineries of World, Giant Steps were established 1997, with a view to assembling an elite range of limited release Yarra Valley vintages. Crafted from the fruit of superior sites, some yielding just a few hundred cases each year, these are exclusive editions from bespoke parcels of elite terroir, bearing the curiously cryptic monikers of precious blocks of vine, Gruyere Farm, Applejack and Wombat Creek. Fashioned for aficianados of the euro style, defined by their winsome fruit and graceful tannins, the Giant Steps single vineyard range are all distinct for their expression of place, each articulate of a unique soil and influence of clime... Big wines from little vineyards»

Smith Hooper Reserve Merlot CONFIRM VINTAGE

Merlot Wrattonbully South Australia
A compliation of the most outstanding parcels Wrattonbully Merlot, sourced off the best blocks established by the Smith and Hooper families, trained from the ground up to be exceptional sites, whence careful management yields a superior harvest of Merlot. The Smith & Hooper philosophy demands the terroir be allowed to speak for itself and it does. The auspicious climes provide ideal ripening conditions, while rich Terra rossa soils over limestone forces the vines to struggle for survival, ultimately producing a wine of intensity and finesse.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$197.50
Bright crimson red hue. Plum bouquets, roses and varietal leaf, blueberries and cassis, seasoned by milled spice and a touch of cinnamon cedar. The palate is decidedly supple in texture, berries and jujube transitioning to a silky linear tannin and plum lined middle palate. A refreshingly bright finish, lingers long at the finish, unravelling layers of luscious fruit.
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