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Constructed during early settlement by a supervisor of colonial convicts, at the very epicentre of the market gardens which serviced Hobart, Clarence House is a heritage listed manor which remains largely unaltered since the 1830s. It passed through several hands before being acquired by the Kilpatricks in 1993, who answered the call of Bacchus and established the grounds to vine. There are now sixteen hectares of viticulture, several significant Burgundy clones of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, with smaller plantings of Sauvignon and Pinot Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet and Tempranillo. What's most unique about the Clarence House vineyards are the soils and topography,.. Heirlooms of a hobart homestead»
Grown to the frigid climes of Central Otago, the vines at Prophet's Rock were established 1999 to the most auspicious sites in the nether regions around the ancient goldfields of Bendigo Creek. Challenging aspects with breathtaking views of Cromwell Basin and Pisa Ranges, these are places defined by their fortuitous soils and favourable climes, tiny parcels of vine capable of just a few hundred cases each vintage, picked for their confluence of growing conditions and husbanded by a devout cadre. The winemaking is decidedly French, small vessels and wild yeasts, followed by an extended term on sedimentary lees for opulence. Invigorated by the warmth of alluvial.. Bounty of bendigo goldfields»
Returning to his home along the Nagambie Lakes after the completion of service during World War II, Eric Purbrick discovered a cache of wine, hidden circa 1876 under the family estate cellars. Though pale in colour, it was sound and drinkable after seven decades. The promise of long lived red wine inspired Purbrick to establish new plantings at Chateau Tahbilk in 1949, today they are some of Victoria's oldest productive Cabernet Sauvignon vines. Having barely scraped through the ravages of phyloxera and a period of disrepute, the fortunes of Tahbilk were turned around by Purbrick who was the first to market Australian wine under its varietal name. Tahbilk.. Phyloxera, ancient cellars & seriously old vines»
Right across the road from Jasper Hill's Emily Paddock,a precious parcel of ancient terra rosa soil was acquired and planted to vine by a baronial Mornington estate, highly accomplished growers with a consuming aspiration to grow the finest Shirazin all Heathcote. They settled on a coveted site along Drummond's Lane, strewn with unique green Cambrian shards, a sacred place to yield the top growth amongst single vineyardHeathcote Shiraz. Decades later, the vintages remain excruciatingly measured in availability. Painstakingly hand made, arcanely labelled behind the monikers, Pressings, Block F and Block C, the cherished editions of Heathcote Estate represent.. The likely lads of drummond's lane»

Yalumba FDR1A Cabernet Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Eden Valley South Australia
Yalumba can be proud of a history which dates back to 1849 and FDR1A is a wine of great significance to Australia's eldest family owned winery. Fine Dry Red 1A is only ever released in the finest vintage years, a no expense spared project to construct the ultimate accord in Cabernet and Shiraz, stylized by one of the nation's most eminent, baronial winemaking estates. The quality of fruit is second to none, vinification is assigned to the most accomplished masters and the quality of oak is an indulgence representing the pinnacle of the cooper's trade.
Available in cases of 6
Case of 6
$263.50
In 1974 Yalumba created an outstanding Cabernet Shiraz blend known simply as FDR1A. The wine soon became legendery, appreciated for its solid presence of fruit and controlled power. Grapes are all hand picked and crushed into eight tonnes open top fermenters. The natural, wild yeasts present on skins initiate vinification, cultured winery yeasts are added to complete the ferments. Skin management is controlled by a special Yalumba designed cap plunger, to achieve a wine with excellent depth of colour, richness and complexity. Aged sixteen months in a selection of seasoned and new French oak hogsheads and barriques, crafted by artisans at Yalumba's own cooperage.
Dark, intense red colour. Aromas of bright mulberry fruits supported by black cherry and anise, cedar and spice. Medium to full bodied, a complex and plushly textured wine, quite seamless with long, fine grainy tannins that reveal an elegance and refinement on the finish. An amazing level of approachability upon release, it's excellence of oak makes it the perfect red wine to serve as an accompaniment today alongside roast beef and bearnaise.
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