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Clonakilla are one of our nation's most eminent vineyard wineries, a tiny production operation, established by a CSIRO scientist at Murrumbateman, very near Canberra. It turned out to be a fortuitous planting, with a climate not dissimilar to Bordeaux and northern Rhone, the Clonakilla property now occupies a rank next to the mighty Grange on the prestigious Exceptional Langtons Classification, it yields vintages of Australia's most invaluable Shiraz. At $26.99, the estate's entry level belies its stature and excellence within the pantheon of great Australian wine, an essential experience this week for all enthusiasts, a canny choice for shrewd and judicious aspirants of elite new world Shiraz... Here's what our most picky pundits prefer»
Heirloom Vineyards were born of love. A romance between an esteemed wine judge and his protege, consumated by a shared passion to preserve the integrity of venerable old vineyards. A deference for the sanctity of the soil and adherence to the timeless procedures of organic viticulture, were an integral part of the vision. Their parching quest, to secure some grand old blocks of vine in the elder precincts of Adelaide Hills, Coonawarra, Barossa and Valley Eden, were followed by years of corrective husbandry, pencil label releases and bespoke vintages. The fostered old vines have now been resurrected, yielding treasured harvests of the most sublime new world wine. Recipients of prestigious Platinum Award & Best Shiraz Trophy Sommelier International, Double Gold.. Serenading sleeping vineyards to life»
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 Australian Grenache... The compelling case for old vines grenache»

Vega Sicilia Unico Reserva Especial Venta CONFIRM VINTAGE

Tempranillo Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Malbec Ribero Del Duero Spain
Reserva Especial is unquestionably a unique wine, one of the great Spanish classics. Its personality is derived from the quality of fruit, extravagant ageing and uncompromising care for detail. From a universal perspective, the peculiarity of character defines Reserva Especial as a very Spanish wine, it receives respect at the very mention of its name. All the efforts of Vega Sicilia command reverence, wines of the greatest elegance, long lived wonders which are renowned for maintaining their youthful fruit character as they evolve complexity for decades.
Each
$849.99
Dozen
$10199.00
At Vega Sicilia, the oak cask is an essential part of the vinification, forging a true consortium with the wine. In the same way that the grape is an achievement of the vineyard itself, it is essential for Vega Sicilia that most of the casks are coopered at the winery. A cepage of varying proportions, Tempranillo and Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon, the separate vintages of Vega Sicilia are treated to an extended maturation in a selection of new and seasoned, French and American oak casks and larger format vats for many years before assemblage.
Scarlet colour with dark core. Complex nose of bright, vibrant fruit fragrances, cassis, cherry and spice over a background of tobacco, mineral and aromatic oak. A sweet and savoury palate of youthful, dark berry flavours supported by velvet tannins and liqueured, piquant acids before a seemingly endless finish.
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