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Halls Gap Vineyard was planted 1969, along the steep eastern slopes and parched rocky crags of Grampians Ranges, at the very beginning of a renaissance in Victorian viticulture. Since early establishment in the 1860s by the noble Houses of Seppelt and Bests, the region had earned the most elite peerage, a provenance of extraordinary red wines, bursting with bramble opulence and lined with limousin tannins. The Halls Gap property had long been respected as a venerable supplier to the nation's most illustrious brands. Seppelt and Penfolds called on harvests from Halls Gap for their finest vintages. Until 1996, when it was acquired by the late, great Trevor Mast, who was very pleased to bottle Hall Gap's.. Land of the fallen giants»
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Warres Quinta Da Cavadinha 375ml CONFIRM VINTAGE

Touriga & Tinto Douro Portugal
Quinta da Cavadinha is one of the finest vineyard estates in the Douro Valley, it produces outstanding wines, the finest of which are assembled to make Warre's Classic Vintage Port. In non declared years, the best barrels are bottled as single quinta Vintage Port. These wines share the same characteristic Warre's style, with fine elegance and lifted floral aromas, but more closely reflect the unique character of Quinta da Cavadinha.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$203.50
The late ripening cycle of Quinta da Cavadinha dictates the style of it's Ports. They are fresh, elegant and have very fine aromas. Old vines make up a very high proportion of the vineyard, consequently these wines are dark and concentrated, but the south easterly aspect and higher altitude contributes a very elegant style. The wines from the lower vineyards that border Pinhão River are tannic, dark purple red and concentrated, with superb aromas of violet and tea rose. Vintage 1996 ran extremely smoothly with an ideal amount of grapes being received per day. This allowed for good winemaking practices, which is apparent in the wines excellent quality.
Concentrated red and black fruit with hints of Esteva. On the palate, a potent structure in harmony with the fruit, followed by a long elegant finish. Showing great depth of structure, Cavadinha 1996 will undoubtedly be a wine to age for many years. With age, the Cavadinha wines develop even more elegance and balance. The nose can give aromas of very fine old burgundy after some years in bottle.
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