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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»
Andrew Nugent grew up next door to the great historical wineworks at Penfolds Magill. He honed his craft as viticulturalist and vigneron amongst the illustrious wineries of old McLaren Vale. In the 1990s, Nugent planted new vines at Woodside along Bird In Hand Road, on the site of an ancient gold mine, a godsend of fortuitously fertile soils and magnificent mesoclimes for stellar quality Adelaide Hills wine. Bird In Hand have since amassed a breathtaking tally of international accolades for the unrivalled excellence of their superlative vintages, wonderfully small batch releases, with the magnificence of structure, seamlessness and immaculacy of fruit, to.. Vivid vintages from the tailings of adelaide hills»
Rolf Binder is one of the Barossa's quiet achieving superstars, recipient of the most conspicuous national accolades, Barossa Winemaker of Year and Best Small Producer, Best Barossa Shiraz Trophy and coveted listing in the illustrious Langtons Classification of Australian Wine. Binder's focus has always been on old vines fruit, in particular, the abstruse canon of early settler varietals which populated Barossa Valley during the 1840s. Wild bush vines Mataro, picked off patches at Tanunda along Langmeil Road, ancient growths of Grenache from Gomersal and Light Pass. Rolf's tour de force are eight superlative rows of Shiraz, established 1972 by the Binders.. Seven decades of tillage at tanunda»
Legendary Penfold winemaker John Duval began his apprenticeship in 1974 under the tutelage of the late great Max Schubert. Duval's family had been supplying Penfolds with fruit and root stock for generations, many of South Australia's most prestigious vineyards were sown with cuttings from Duval's family property. Duval was awarded International Wine & Spirit Competition Winemaker of Year and twice London International Red Winemaker of Year. He now focuses on releasing painfully limited editions, assembled from precious parcels of elite Barossa vine, hand crafted by one of the world's most accomplished and peer respected winemakers... Ancient barossa hamlet vines»

Xanadu Exmoor Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Margaret River Western Australia
Owned by the same group who bring us Yering Station and Mount Langi, Xanadu is situated within an exclusive coterie of eminent Margaret River estates. Exmoor may be a second tier label but nothing is done to a lesser measure at Xanadu. All vines are closely managed to yield fruit at full physiological maturity and complete tannin ripeness, for wines which are brimming with profound Margaret River regionality. A juicy Shiraz wine with the redolence of a fragrant Viognier perfume lift, judiciously aged in a high portion of French oak.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$227.00
Xanadu employ sustainable methods in everything they do to ensure harmony with the earth. Many options exist for a natural vineyard management, at Xanadu the guiding principle is to leave the environment in a better state. Shiraz is harvested, a significant portion of the grapes are destemmed and crushed through open rollers to introduce whole berries into a combination of static and rotary fermenters for five to seven days at 26C. A component is co fermented with a portion of Viognier to add spice and floral lift. Batches complete their malolactic in a combination of barrel and tank followed by fourteen months maturation in a selection of seasoned and new predominantly French oak barriques.
Deep red with purple hues. Vibrant and fresh, ripe berry fruits and spice combine with lifted floral notes, dark, blackberry conserve over violets and spice framed by hints of fine French oak. Full bodied, offering juicy ripe fruits of the forest, dark cherries, redskins and spice. The generous fruit and fine tannins achieve a well structured, appealing wine with a lingering fruit to the finish. A lovely, vibrant and aromatic expression of Margaret River Shiraz.
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