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Hoddles Creek was planned and developed from day one, with a view to crafting an artful range of superlative Yarra Valley wines. The most arduous aspects were planted, because they offered the best promise of outstanding quality fruit. Chilly mornings, vivid afternoon sun and extended ripening, profound vintages of intensely ripened berries. From four superior rows of Pinot Noir on the Hoddles Creek property at Gembrook. Rows 22 to 26 always yield something spectacular with each new vintage, the mix of Burgundian and new world clones are hand picked and separately vinified for release as an exquisite limited edition, only made in the finest vintage years... For partisans most particular about pinot»
Rolf Binder is one of the Barossa's quiet achieving superstars, recipient of the most conspicuous national accolades, Barossa Winemaker of Year and Best Small Producer, Best Barossa Shiraz Trophy and coveted listing in the illustrious Langtons Classification of Australian Wine. Binder's focus has always been on old vines fruit, in particular, the abstruse canon of early settler varietals which populated Barossa Valley during the 1840s. Wild bush vines Mataro, picked off patches at Tanunda along Langmeil Road, ancient growths of Grenache from Gomersal and Light Pass. Rolf's tour de force are eight superlative rows of Shiraz, established 1972 by the Binders junior and senior, which yield a mere 250 dozen of the most spectacular, full bodied Barossa flagship. The profound opulence of Rolf Binder's Hanisch is matched in no lesser way by the sublime excellence of the estate's.. Seven decades of tillage at tanunda»

St Huberts Cabernet Merlot CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Yarra Valley Victoria
Hubert de Castella's passion for Yarra Valley saw him establish St Huberts in 1862. By the late 1800s it had grown to be the largest winemaking estate, the wines enjoyed immediate success in markets local and abroad. The onset of the Great Depression, the increasing popularity of fortified wine and the emerging profitability of dairy farming saw the vineyard revert to grazing in the 1920s. It wasn't until the 1960s that Yarra Valley again rose to prominence as a wine producing region and St Huberts was once again, one of the leading protagonists.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$287.00
Sourced primarily from vineyard sites on the lower slopes of Yarra Valley, which provide the warmth required to produce rich, flavoursome Cabernet and Merlot grapes. The individual vineyard parcels are vinified in a range of fermentation vessels to enhance the complex flavour and tannin profiles of the fruit. Parcels are separately pressed off skins and racked into French oak to develop further depth and complexity. The aim is to construct a wine true to the regional style whilst highlighting the harmony and splendour of the synergy between Cabernet and Merlot. The finished wine is treated to an extended term in a selection of seasoned and new French and American oak barriques.
Deep red with crimson hues. Lifted Merlot red currant and cherry notes are married with the leafy plum Yarra Valley Cabernet. Toasty, cola oak, complex with earthy, black olive characters. Medium bodied, a round and even palate, the Cabernet component shows cassis, Merlot's offers fleshy red fruits, the tannins are soft and supple yet persistent, subtle oak derived notes of bacon and smoke in the background.
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