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    An illustrious vineyard winery of great historical import, the Kay Brothers Amery property is planted to sacred vines which can be traced back to cuttings transplanted from the original Hardy site at Tintara. Holding pride of place as one of Mclaren Vale's first commercial vineyards, the winemaking practices at Kay Brothers have remained largely unchanged since establishment in the nineteenth century. An ancient basket press, painted bright red, is still employed to gently crush grapes in the traditional old world way. The exquisite Kay Brothers range remains one of the most sensational values in superior vintages of new world wine, the fruit of distinguished old vines, family operated since establishment, an essential experience for every enthusiast of the timeless and enduring Aussie Claret style... The essence & excellence of old mclaren vale wines»
    Some precious old blocks of ancient vine Grenache still remain after a government sponsored program to cull unproductive vineyards during the 1980s. Yielding excruciatingly small harvests of the most characterful fruit, these wizzened old veterans deliver small batch vintages which are evocative of the old world classics from Côtes du Rhône. The enduring Wirra Wirra were established 1894, their eclectic range belies the splendour of small parcels which are separately handled and bottled for exclusive release. The Absconder draws fruit from vines planted a century ago, it merits a breathing and decant, an articulation about the sublime excellence of old vine Australian Grenache... The compelling case for old vines grenache»
    Beechworth attracts the most artisanal winemakers, the region's rich mineral soils and parched, undulating terrains, breed wines of vigorous flavour, crystalline textures and boney savoury tannins. The first parcel of Crown Land in the region was acquired by Isaac Phillips in 1857, he christened his estate Golden Ball and built a hotel named Honeymooners Inn, servicing miners on their way up the steep trails to the Beechworth goldfields. The old pub remains but the surrounding land has been turned over to viticulture, planted to vine in the nineteen naughties, it produces a quality of wine that's reserved for the nation's most exclusive winelists. Served by savvy sommeliers and savoured by the most discerning patrons, the limited releases of Golden Ball are an essential experience for aspirants of grand Victorian.. Small batches of beechworth's best»

    Taltarni Old Block Cabernet Sauvignon CONFIRM VINTAGE

    Cabernet Sauvignon Pyrenees Victoria
    Characterized by its controlled power, elegance and finesse, a very special Pyrenees wine which redefines the great Cabernet virtues of stature, structure and length. The inaugural release claimed Gold and Best Wine ahead of two timeless Bordeaux icons, Chateau Mouton Rothschild and Cos d'Estournel. Prior vintages have claimed the hotly contested Decanter World Wine Awards Best Bordeaux Varietal over £10. A mighty Pyrenees Cabernet Sauvignon, driven by a masculine weight of fruit, supported by a framework of stylish French oak.
    Available in cartons of six
    Case of 6
    $191.50
    Taltarni's great legacy is deeply rooted in the unique combination of low yielding gravelly loam soils of its vineyards and the temperate climate of the Pyrenees, producing wines hallmarked by eloquent regional charm. Crafted exclusively from harvests of estate grown fruit, picked off a canon of western districts sites, where the vines are old and ruddy, precious and parched. Bunches are destemmed into small open top fermenters for eight days vinification. Upon completion, batches are treated to a traditional basket pressing into a selection of seasoned and new French oak barriques for malolactic and eighteen months maturation.
    Deep, brooding deep purples. Lovely berry fruit aromatics, a combination of cassis and cigar box with smoky vanilla bouquets, classic varietal characters of blackcurrant wrapped up with fine tannins and extra length, distinguished through it's balance of sweet oak integration and ample fruit. Crafted exclusively from estate grown fruit, Taltarni expresses the complexity, flawless structure and great length of epic Pyrenees Cabernet.
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