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Hurtle Walker first picked grapes as a ten year old on the celebrious Magill property in 1900. Apprenticed to the legenderies Monsieur Duray and Leon Mazure, Walker was placed in charge of sparkling wine production for the historic Auldana Cellars at the ripe old age of 21. He saw service as a soldier in World War I and made great wine until 1975. Hurtle Walker's grandson continues the family tradition, partnering with Jimmy Watson winner David O'Leary to acquire the most auspicious Clare Valley vineyards and establish one of the nation's leading marques. Between the two, O'Leary and Waker have claimed every prestigious accolade in the land, a breathtaking.. The illustrious pair of valley clare»
Hoddles Creek was planned and developed from day one, with a view to crafting an artful range of superlative Yarra Valley wines. The most arduous aspects were planted, because they offered the best promise of outstanding quality fruit. Chilly mornings, vivid afternoon sun and extended ripening, profound vintages of intensely ripened berries. From four superior rows of Pinot Noir on the Hoddles Creek property at Gembrook. Rows 22 to 26 always yield something spectacular with each new vintage, the mix of Burgundian and new world clones are hand picked and separately vinified for release as an exquisite limited edition, only made in the finest vintage years... For partisans most particular about pinot»
There are few family names in the Australian wine industry as eminent and enduring as Glaetzer and Potts, they own and operate many of the oldest and most precious vineyards in Langhorne Creek. John Glaetzer was right hand man to the legendary Wolf Blass throughout the breathtaking sequence of Black Label Jimmy Watson victories. Ben Potts learned his trade at the oldest family owned wineworks in Australia Bleasdale, established by the larger than life Frank Potts in 1858. Ben's great grandfather was the first Langhorne Creek grower to supply grapes to Wolf Blass. The Glaetzer and Potts families have collaborated for decades to achieve many of the nation's.. Vital vintages from the most precious parcels»
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.. The compelling case for old vines grenache»

Woodlands Brook Vineyard Cabernet Emily CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Malbec Margaret River Western Australia
Cabernet Franc finally takes the lead, dominating the cépage at almost half the final blend, followed closely by Merlot, a tenth of Malbec and soupçon Verdot and Sauvignon. Emily is an emulation of the immensely satisfying Crus of Saint-Émilion, formulated at a time when Woodlands were selling all their Cabernet Sauvignon to other brands, all that remained were parcels of Merlot and Malbec, Verdot and Franc. Deep and brooding, cherries and dark chocolate, bay leaf, charcuterie, and vanillin oak, a luxurious velvet texture, rich, chewy tannins.
Available in cases of 6
Case of 6
$245.50
Woodlands Brook Vineyard was originally planted on a gentle north facing slope of sandy loams to Merlot and Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. The enticing Emily was conjured up before Cabernet Sauvignon became cardinal to Woodlands. Fruit is destemmed by a swinging motion through a vibrating hopper, grapes are passed over a vibrating sorting table. Upon completion of ferments, batches are filled to a high proportion of new French oak barrels for fourteen months maturation. Emily is made in very limited quantities, only 300 cases can be made each year.
Deep crimson. The nose is powerful and expressive, a summer garden’s mix of raspberry, blackcurrant and strawberry, violet and lavender. The right bank style of Bordeaux, blueberries and dark currant, pretty blue floral notes, the savouryness of vegetable leaf over a length of vibrant, healthy tannins, a beautiful drink of class and restrained power, balanced by great natural acidity.
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