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Lured to Australia by Alfred Deakin in 1887, the Chaffey Brothers were American irrigation engineers who took up a challenge to develop the dust bowls ofRenmark and Mildura into fruit growing wonderlands. They left our nation an extraordinary legacy and their progeny continue to make good wine. Several generations later, the Chaffey Bros are focused on the fruit of some grand old Barossa and Eden Valley sites. Chosen harvests of extraordinary grapes are the ticket for admission into the exclusive club of Chaffey vineyards. Shiraz is made in several different styles and there's a penchant for obscure white varietals in the Mosel River way. They make wine.. A splendour of salient sites»
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»
Discovered by Dr Bertel Sundstrup in 1987, after a long search for the perfect site, the amphitheatre known as Dalrymple is a mere twelve hectares of sun drenched bucolic idyll, at the very heart of superior viticulture on the beauteous Apple Isle. This is Piper's Brook central, a place of auspicious winegrowing climes, long hours of sunlight and extended ripening seasons, which yield fruit of remarkable succulence, gracious acids and satin tannins. Dalrymple are a small, unincorporated winegrowing concern, whose accord with the elements and devotion to the land, are best articulated by the leisured pursuits of their chief vigneron, whose favourite pastimes.. The verdant nook on pipers brook»
By those wonderful folks who bring us Shaw & Smith. Tolpuddle was planted to vine in 1988, on a highly precious site along Back Tea Tree Road, just outside of Hobart. The inaugural vintage claimed Tasmanian Vineyard of Year in 2006. The illustrious Messrs Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith acquired the property in 2011, with a view to elevating the excruciatingly limited release Tolpuddle to the status of a national Grand Cru. A singular experience in new world Pinot Noir, Tolpuddle unravels endless layers of pastoral complexity, powerfully structured yet elegant, immaculate and poised... From little vineyards great wines grow»

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
$239.00
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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