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One of the Australian west's most enduring marques, the illustrious vineyards of Howard Park are now in their fourth and fifth decade. Langton's Listed and recipient of the most prestigious accolades, Grande Medialle d'Or Concours Mondial and London International Wine & Spirits Competition. Howard Park were established from the ground up with a strict adherence to sustainable, holistic viticulture. Planted to sheep studs along Margaret River's Wilyabrup Creek, drawing fruit from the oldest Cabernet vines on Mount Barker, renowned for opulence and structure, they continue to deliver a range of superlative single vineyard bottlings with each vintage... The virtuous vines of howard park»
Halls Gap Vineyard was planted 1969, along the steep eastern slopes and parched rocky crags of Grampians Ranges, at the very beginning of a renaissance in Victorian viticulture. Since early establishment in the 1860s by the noble Houses of Seppelt and Bests, the region had earned the most elite peerage, a provenance of extraordinary red wines, bursting with bramble opulence and lined with limousin tannins. The Halls Gap property had long been respected as a venerable supplier to the nation's most illustrious brands. Seppelt and Penfolds called on harvests from Halls Gap for their finest vintages. Until 1996, when it was acquired by the late, great Trevor Mast,.. Land of the fallen giants»
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 Cotes du Rhone. 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.. The compelling case for old vines grenache»
Legendary Penfold winemaker John Duval began his apprenticeship in 1974 under the tutelage of the late great Max Schubert. Duval's family had been supplying Penfolds with fruit and root stock for generations, many of South Australia's most prestigious vineyards were sown with cuttings from Duval's family property. Duval was awarded International Wine & Spirit Competition Winemaker of Year and twice London International Red Winemaker of Year. He now focuses on releasing painfully limited editions, assembled from precious parcels of elite Barossa vine, hand crafted by one of the world's most accomplished and peer respected winemakers... Ancient barossa hamlet vines»

Torres Coronas CONFIRM VINTAGE

Tempranillo Cabernet Sauvignon Catalonia Spain Spain
The torrid Tempranillo is the basis of Coronas, blended with a small proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon. Tempranillo is a traditional Spanish grape, known locally around Catalonia as UII de Llebre, the hare's eye. Tempranillo produces a wine rich in alcohol, with moderate acids, and attractive aromatics of black plum, cherries and raspberry. It ages well and gracefully. A complex and flavoursome red with alluring scents and a complex, fruit driven palate, well suited to grilled meats and spicey meatballs, paella, biting cheese and designer pizza.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$227.00
Torres has been associated with innovative vineyard management and quality driven winemaking for decades. Since they became the first in Spain to use stainless steel equipment, Torres have produced outstanding old world wines from the traditional Spanish varietals. Great significance is placed on selection of site, the altitude and microclimate of the vineyards. A mostly Tempranillo wine with a smaller portion of Cabernet Sauvignon. Cultivated in Central Penedes, inland Catalonia and many other parts of Spain, the Tempranillo berries are moderately sized, with good dark colour and a hard skin. Torres was treated to maturation in Americano 300 litros quercas barriques para doces meses!
An opaque ruby red colour. Generous and intense varietal aromas, hints of blackcurrant and vegemite, bay leaf, curant and olive. The lingering bouquet offers up a complexity of red fruits, tobacco and sour cherry. Some florals appear over a background of blackberry and scorched earth, coffee and thyme. A lingering, fruity finish with lively acid structure and affable tannins, in a wine that would blissfully suit a standing rib roast.
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