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Bringing you the fruit of old Barossa vineyards, which have been handed down from generation to generation, crafted in the traditional old world way, by a commune of family growers who have delivered the most memorable vintages since early settlement. The label says Soul Growers but the harvests were historically bottled by the nation's most illustrious brands. Today, these veteran families of Australian viticulture can bring their princely harvests to market under a moniker that defines a tradition of village winemaking and a culture of reverence for the land. Ancient rootstock Grenache and Mourvedre, bespoke clones of Cabernet and Shiraz, prodigal plots of Pinot Noir. This magnificent range of varietals are all remarkable for their seamlessness, succulence of fruit and velvet tannins... Views of venerable old vines»
By those wonderful folks who bring us Shaw & Smith. Tolpuddle was planted to vine in 1988, on a highly precious site along Back Tea Tree Road, just outside of Hobart. The inaugural vintage claimed Tasmanian Vineyard of Year in 2006. The illustrious Messrs Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith acquired the property in 2011, with a view to elevating the excruciatingly limited release Tolpuddle to the status of a national Grand Cru. A singular experience in new world Pinot Noir, Tolpuddle unravels endless layers of pastoral complexity, powerfully structured yet elegant, immaculate and poised... From little vineyards great wines grow»

Valdespino Pedro Ximenez El Candado CONFIRM VINTAGE

Pedro Ximenez Jerez Spain
Valdespino is one of the most treasured Sherries. El Candado is made from Pedro Ximenez grapes which are left out in the sunshine for at least a fortnight after harvest. The grapes slowly dehydrate, absorbing the unique and discernible characters of the Mediterranean as they turn into raisins. The sugar levels rise and the fruit is crafted into a wine showing an intense mahogany colour and alluring bouquet of aged rancio fruit. The palate is velvety rich, endowed with layers of complexity, remarkably smooth with a long and clean, exquisite aftertaste.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
Valdespino are as old as Sherry itself, they still source fruit from from the first estate vineyard, established in the thirteenth century by Alfonso Valdespino. Generations of winemakers at Valdespino have made major contributions to the art of Sherry making. Valdespino employs the ancient Solera system, rackings and progressive elevation of the barrels to higher tiers, as the wines slowly age under a film of protective flor yeasts, ensuring consistency and quality in a fortified which is an assemblage of vintages. The Sherry cases are stacked in rows, the older ones are classed into ascending ages of Criadera, replenished as they mature with stocks of younger wine. Alcohol 18.0%
Golden mahogany colour. A very elegant nose of raisins and figs, muscat, jaffas and musk. A rich and velvety palate, full of dried fruit flavours and an unparalleled array of dessert flavours. To be enjoyed as a satisfying aperitif, alongside sweet or savoury pastries. Sublime with cheeses, magnificent when poured over ice cream. It cooks beautifully and contributes marvelous richness to pan sauces or meat glaze.
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