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Major Sir Thomas Mitchell left more than just an invaluable bequeth of our nation's most detailed frontier maps. Mitchell distinguished himself in Wellington's army during the Napoleonic wars in the renowned 95th Baker Rifles. A gifted draftsman, he found his way to the nascent colonies of Australia, where his acumen at mapmaking won him the office of Surveyor General. During one of Mitchell's historical expeditions, he charted the fertile lands around Victoria's Goulburn Valley, establishing the colonial fruitgrowing township of Mitchell's Town. The district's auspicious orchards flourished until Colin Preece identified the region as an opportune place to grow world class wine. Vineyards thusly planted around the Goulburn billabongs, came to be known as Mitchelton. Now a half century of age, the vines remain one of Victoria's venerable sources of superbly structured, deeply flavoursome wines... Barriques between the billabongs»
Andrew Nugent grew up next door to the great historical wineworks at Penfolds Magill. He honed his craft as viticulturalist and vigneron amongst the illustrious wineries of old McLaren Vale. In the 1990s, Nugent planted new vines at Woodside along Bird In Hand Road, on the site of an ancient gold mine, a godsend of fortuitously fertile soils and magnificent mesoclimes for stellar quality Adelaide Hills wine. Bird In Hand have since amassed a breathtaking tally of international accolades for the unrivalled excellence of their superlative vintages, wonderfully small batch releases, with the magnificence of structure, seamlessness and immaculacy of fruit, to enthuse curio and cognescenti alike... Vivid vintages from the tailings of adelaide hills»

Turkey Flat Butchers Block Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Mourvedre Barossa South Australia
Established in the 1840s and in continuous ownership by the Schulz family since 1870, Turkey Flat at Tanunda was a habitat of wild Australian Bustards, a favourite bush food of locals and early settlers. Younger parcels of Shiraz are selected for spice and lift, a fresher and more layered version of Barossa Valley, a component of whole bunches are added for structure and seasoned, sent to a selection of well seasoned, pre loved Turkey Flat casks, to encourage the vital fruit characters to sing.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$287.00
Bright cherry red. Florals of violet, glace fruits, peppered plums and cherry ripe. Raspberries to the fore, a palate of blueberries and white pepper spice, a seamless finish of ripe fleshy stonefruits and dark currants on a length of lively licorice tannins. Simply a modern, fresh and fruit driven wine, a lighter, brighter style of Shiraz for forward drinking alongside grills and meaty Al fresco fare.
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