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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»
Johann Gottfried Scholz served in the Prussian army as a battlefield bonesetter, before joining the great emigration of Lutherans from Silesia to Barossa Valley. After building a family homestead along the alluvial banks of Para River, Gottfried established a mixed farm of livestock and crops, fruit trees and grapevines, Semillon and Shiraz. His acumen at healing fractures and setting splints made Gottfried a leading local identity, as his homestead cottage evolved into the Barossa's very first private hospital. Over a century later, the exceptional quality of harvest from Gottfried's original homestead, made the fruit of Willows Vineyard, an essential.. Savour the shiraz by scholz»
A living legend and bespoke savant of the Australian wine industry, Geoff Merrill began his career in 1973 at Seppelt & Son, before completing tours of duty at Thomas Hardy and Chateau Reynella. Geoff acquired the historic Reynella wineworks in 1985 and has continued to craft many of McLaren Vale's most memorable vintages ever since. Mr Merrill has claimed countless industry accolades and many of our nation's most prestigious awards, including the hotly contested VISY Great Shiraz Challenge and the illustrious Jimmy Watson Trophy. Merrill offers a range of artisanal, limited release wines, of timely age, extravagant oak and sound value... The advanced age & luxury oak of mclaren vale's quiet achiever»
The Australian winemaking industry is grateful to Leontine O'Shea, instrumental in the establishment of Mount Pleasant wines, she sent her son Maurice to France for an education in viticulture right at the outbreak of World War I, gifting him his first Hunter Valley vineyard in 1921. Mount Pleasant are now custodians of some grand old sites, a canon of small, elite blocks of vine that yield a precious range of icon wines, which represent peerless value and readily disappear before release of the following vintage... The legacy of grand old hunter valley vineyards»

Vasse Felix Cabernet Sauvignon CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec Petit Verdot Merlot Margaret River Western Australia
Excellent Langtons Classification. Vasse Felix are known for their profound and compelling vintages of Cabernet Sauvignon, performing well whatever the vagaries of growing season, by virtue of auspicious soils and propitious clime. Intense, yet elegantly structured, the first red wine ever released from within the nascent Margaret River, it remains to this day, the elder statesman of the region. Fruit is sourced from the best vineyards in Wilyabrup. Cabernet is a robust variety, ideally suited to Margaret River's balmy maritime climate and superb, well drained soils.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$257.50
The finest Cabernet Sauvignon available to Vasse Felix hails from the northern end of Margaret River, off vines planted to gravel loam soils within eight kilometres of the coast. Individual vineyard sections are fermented as separate parcels, many are left on skins to macerate for up to thirty days. Tannin influence is controlled through traditional oxidative handling, creating a deeply coloured wine with great structure and length. The Cabernet backbone of blackcurrant and herbal nuances with long, dry sinewy tannins is lifted to glorious heights by smaller portions of Merlot and Malbec. The finished wine is aged eighteen months in a selection of new and seasoned, exclusively French oak barriques.
Deep red with crimson hue. Rich, concentrated blackcurrant, violets, bay leaf and dried twigs with hints of mocha, menthol and graphite, all perfectly framed by subtle spicy, vanillin French oak. Enters the mouth rich and seductive, with a mixture of blackcurrant, bay leaf and chocolate dust, then bursts to life with an explosion of tangy, bright acidity. Finishes fragrant, over a lingering length of finely structured, dry tannins.
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