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Right across the road from Jasper Hill's Emily Paddock,a precious parcel of ancient terra rosa soil was acquired and planted to vine by a baronial Mornington estate, highly accomplished growers with a consuming aspiration to grow the finest Shirazin all Heathcote. They settled on a coveted site along Drummond's Lane, strewn with unique green Cambrian shards, a sacred place to yield the top growth amongst single vineyardHeathcote Shiraz. Decades later, the vintages remain excruciatingly measured in availability. Painstakingly hand made, arcanely labelled behind the monikers, Pressings, Block F and Block C, the cherished editions of Heathcote Estate represent the Grand Cru of identifiably terroir driven,.. The likely lads of drummond's lane»
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The Heathcote Wineworks were one of the first commercial wineries in central Victoria. Prominently placed along Heathcote's main boulevard, established by Thomas Craven in 1854 to cater for the huge influx of gold miners seeking their fortune. Thomas Craven was a purveyor of spirits and wine, he traded in gold, providing a lifeline to local prospectors. An entrepreneurial type, he also operated a coach service from stables behind the cellar door, despatching supplies and delivering mail around the central Victorian goldfields. The legacy endures within a measured range of small batch Shiraz, crafted to traditional techniques and fashioned for timeless excellence. Enthusiasts of grand old brands with a.. The alluring case for craven's place»

Vasse Felix Filius Cabernet Merlot CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec Margaret River Western Australia
The great structural elements of Cabernet Sauvignon are embraced with the dark fruit of Malbec, a collation of superior harvests from the northern parts of Margaret River, the pick of elite blocks, whence optimal ripeness is assured with each and every vintage. The weighty structure and determinedly drying tannins of Cabernet are mellowed by the softness of Malbec, bringing the whole assemblage forward, making Filius, ripe and ready for those anxious aspirants who adore the Margaret River style but are unable to await the distance.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$287.00
Parcels are separately crushed into fermenters, Cabernet Sauvignon is treated to a term of maceration for development of fine structural tannins and optimal extraction of black currant fruit characters. The balance is is cold soaked and pressed early off skins to preserve soft luscious mouthfeel. Batches are handled to a traditional oxidative regimen, aimed at softening the palate and rounding out tannins, while infusing perfume richness and introducing layers of complexity. Upon completion of primary ferments and a course of malolactic, components are matured for a year in a selection of the finest, mostly well seasoned French oak barriques.
Bright red brick maroon. Deep, savoury Cabernet nose of blackcurrants and dark cherry, damp earth and cedar, the spiced complexity of Malbec. Luscious and juicy upfront, dark berry fruits are complemented by the savouryness of beef and dried woody herbs, a wonderful length of flavour as the palate transitions to a fine, textural and dusty drying finish in classical Cabernet style.
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