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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 Marsanne on the planet. Tahbilk's original rows of Shiraz are commonly cited as one of.. Phyloxera, ancient cellars & seriously old vines»
Returned servicemen from the Great War could look forward to government grants of pastoral freehold. West Australia's Willyabrup Valley was such a place, just a short walk from the balmy beaches of Indian Ocean, it offered the veterans excellent potential for agriculture. The fertile lands of Sussex Vale were originally established to animal husbandry by the discharged troopers, generations of livestock enriched the soils and it was astutely sown to vines in 1973. Fortuitously placed at the very heart of the Australian west's most illustrious estates, it continued to occupy the thoughts of neighbouring Howard Park's chief winemaker, until he acquired the property and relaunched a softly spoken range of the most exquisite wines. Aspirants of the blue blooded styles from Margaret River.. A better block on hay shed hill»

St Johns Road Evangelist Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Barossa South Australia
A compilation of prestigious parcels Shiraz from St John’s Road Resurrection Vineyard and some very old sites at Stonewell, Ebenezer and Valley Eden. Fruit is cold soaked for a week and open fermented before transfer to an extravagantly high proportion of new French oak hogsheads and barriques for twenty months maturation. Lifted and perfumed of dark cherries, coffee oak, violets and spice. An immense, full flavoured and elegant cool climate palate offering liquorice and mulberries, chocolate milk assortments, violets and spice, a beautiful wine to match truffled meats.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$347.50
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