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William James Maxwell was an architectural sculptor who migrated from Scotland to Australia in 1875. He built a mock castle and established a family vineyard just outside Adelaide, which he named Woodlands Park. His son planted vines in nearby McLaren Vale and his grandson served a term as winemaker for Hardy Wines at the historic Tintara wineworks. William Maxwell's progeny remain in McLaren Vale, producing the southern hemisphere's most successful brands of Honey Mead, as well as vintages of the most extraordinary value in McLaren Vale Shiraz. But what does Maxwell taste like? Gentleman James Halliday describes Maxwell as robust, picking the eyes out of.. Made of mature vine mclaren vale »
Long Standing Members of the elite Grange Growers Club, Kalleske's are one of Barossa's leading Shiraz growers, providing fruit from the most memorable vintages to Penfolds for decades. After five generations, Kalleske have begun to reserve the pick of crop for their own label, a highly limited luxury range destined for the most discerning connoisseurs and Shiraz enthusiasts in the know. Kalleske have collated parcels from distinguished vineyards in the ancient hamlets of Moppa and Greenock, Belvedere and Stonewell, Seppeltsfield, Koonunga and Ebenezer, superior old sites which have been husbanded by the same families for generations. Open top ferments, basket.. Superior value in old village barossa shiraz»
Born and bred, 6th generation winemaker Damien Tscharke grew up amongst the vines at Seppeltsfield, while attending Marananga Primary and Nuriootpa High. Gnadenfrei is the oldest vineyard within the Tscharke family estate portfolio, established over seventy years ago by Damien Tscharke's grandfather, the terroir and clime yield an exceptional quality of Shiraz. A seamlessly structured style, driven by fruit and kept vital by rich, cherry filled acidity. Show stopper this week... Superior value in old village barossa shiraz»
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»

Wynns Coonawarra Estate Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Coonawarra South Australia
Launched in 1952 as Coonawarra Estate Claret, Wynns have long maintained the reputation as producer of Coonawarra's most essential Shiraz. It's patent aromas are reminiscent of ground black pepper, mulberry and raspberry, through to blackberry at the riper end of spectrum. Oak is used to mature and increase the wine's complexity, without dominating its distinctive cool climate Coonawarra Shiraz character. A reliable, graceful medium bodied wine with a clean crisp finish, fashioned to the inspiring traditions of the original Wynns Hermitage.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$251.00
From fully mature Shiraz vines grown to rich Terra Rosa soils. Coonawarra enjoys a microclimate which provides a great opportunity to make wines of classic varietal character and longevity. The origins of Wynns go back to the late 1800s when Scotsman John Riddoch built the historic triple gabled winery, a building which today graces the Wynns label. In 1951 Samuel Wynn, who emigrated from Poland in 1913, with his son David, bought Riddoch's old property. The devotion and persistence of the Wynn dynasty in delivering benchmark Coonawarra Shiraz persists to this day. The finished wine is aged for a year in a combination of new and prior use French and American oak barrels.
Bright vibrant colour with vivid purple hues. Packed with mulberries, rhubarb and red cherry, overlaid by pepper and floral notes. As the aromas open up, a savoury, dark olive flavour carries through to complexing nuances of subtle toast, nutmeg and cinnamon spice. A fresh, vibrant and fruit filled palate, a structure supported by delicate oak and gentle but well defined tannins. Red fruits mesh with lingering spice notes to create a delicious and balanced Coonawarra Shiraz.
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