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There were two scrub covered parcels of land, just outside Pokolbin village along McDonalds Road, that local council had long set aside for use as cricket ground and cemetery. Both were ultimately auctioned off to the highest bidders and sown to vine. A third undeveloped site became the subject of a long running feud among the new and old neighbours. Dodgy invoices between the rivals were exchanged and the division of firewood became a further cause of contention. A truce was eventually called by the two protagonists, Brokenwood and Hungerford Hill, for the sake of healthy viticulture. The nascent blocks achieved international renown as the eminent Cricket.. Sociable soils make for healthy vine»
One of our nation's enduring winemaking dynasties, the Hamiltons planted vines just outside Adelaide in 1837. Great grandson Sydney Hamilton was a legendary and innovative viticulturalist, he ultimately made his own oenological conversion to the sacred Terra Rosa soils of Coonawarra in 1974, establishing one of Australia's most distinguished vineyards on a highly auspicious site, naming the property after forebear Lord Leconfield. An exceptional value for Cabernet of its class, presaged by a vigorously perfumed berry punnet nose, syrup textured, stately and refined, Leconfield makes a compelling.. What the doctor recommends in good red wine»
Established 1968 by Word War II flyer Egerton E.S Dennis, on ninety acres of McLaren Flat along the prestigious winegrowing terroirs at Kangarillla Road, the Dennis family pioneered the production of Mead alongside colleague and enthusiast John Maxwell. Dennis initially sold his harvests to some of Australia's most eminent brands before founding his own label in 1971,with the object of converting the high quality fruit into pure, estate made wines. Since establishment, Dennis Wines have collected hundreds of medals at national and international wine shows, twice claiming the revered Bushing King awards for best wine at the McLaren Vale Winemakers Exhibition. A.. Dennis of kangarilla road»
Beechworth attracts the most artisanal winemakers, the region's rich mineral soils and parched, undulating terrains, breed wines of vigorous flavour, crystalline textures and boney savoury tannins. The first parcel of Crown Land in the region was acquired by Isaac Phillips in 1857, he christened his estate Golden Ball and built a hotel named Honeymooners Inn, servicing miners on their way up the steep trails to the Beechworth goldfields. The old pub remains but the surrounding land has been turned over to viticulture, planted to vine in the nineteen naughties, it produces a quality of wine that's reserved for the nation's most exclusive winelists. Served by.. Small batches of beechworth's best»

Wynns Michael Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Coonawarra South Australia
Distinguished Langtons Classification. Michael is Wynns best of vintage Shiraz. The first Michael, labelled as Hermitage, was a special edition from the 1955 vintage, made after David Wynn noticed the outstanding quality of wine within two particular barrels, he ordered they be bottled separately. Michael vintage 1955 is an industry legend, good bottles of the original release still represent a memorable tasting experience. A regal Shiraz wine from nothing but the very finest Coonawarra vineyards, only made in years when fruit is of extraordinarily high quality.
Available in cases of 6
Case of 6
$755.50
Wynns have been releasing Coonawarra flagships every year for a half century, wines of exceptional flavour, richness and longevity. During those special seasons where the grapes are of extraordinary quality, two flagship reds are also released, John Riddoch Cabernet and Michael Shiraz. Revived with the superlative 1990 vintage, Michael is only ever produced if the vintage has yielded fruit of peerless quality, the selection process includes only the top 1% of the most exclusive parcels of Coonawarra Shiraz. A decadent indulgment from an oustanding year, the finished Michael is matured fourteen months in a selection of seasoned and new French oak barrels.
Bright, vibrant, intense purple hue. Dominated by concentrated red currants, cherries and raspberry aromas which mesh with black olive, mulberry and white spice. A complex nose with abundant and layered fruit. The palate combines a fine and elegant structure with generous fruit flavours. Red berries and dark brooding spice fill the mouth, supported by soft ripe tannins and balanced stylish oak. Michael shows us controlled red fruits, succulent acid and many complex layers, rich and full from start to finish, a seamless inky, dense palate, lingering effortlessly on a lasting, splendid finish.
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