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Giovanni Tait mastered the family tradition of coopering wine barrels before migrating to Australia in 1957. He took up work in the Barossa and ultimately settled in for a lengthy engagement at B Seppelts and Sons, where he played a significant role in the vinification and maturation of some of the most memorable vintages in Australian viticulture. Tait's boys grew up to be winemakers, their attention to detail and close relationship with the Barossa's finest growers have earned the highest accolades from the international wine industry press. Generously proportioned yet exquisitely balanced, famously praised, perennially by savant Robert Parker as the most.. Bespoke parcels of old vineyard fruit»
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»
Airline pilots make surprisingly good wine. Their appreciation of the sciences, a respect for the weather and a bird's eye view of the land, all invaluable to the winemaker's art. John Ellis would take every opportune weekend away from his regular New York Paris route, to pursue a passion for viticulture. He planted the first commercial Cabernet Merlot vines in the Hamptons and found time between trans atlantic flights to work vintages amongst the Grand Cru vineyards of La Bourgogne. Ellis ultimately made the great lifelong sea change in favour of our land downunder. He settled on a farmstead outside Leongatha, amongst the slow ripening pastures of Gippsland.. Placing pinot amongst the pastures»
The Heathcote Wineworks were one of the first commercial wineries in central Victoria. Prominently placed along Heathcote's main boulevard, established by Thomas Craven in 1854 to cater for the huge influx of gold miners seeking their fortune. Thomas Craven was a purveyor of spirits and wine, he traded in gold, providing a lifeline to local prospectors. An entrepreneurial type, he also operated a coach service from stables behind the cellar door, despatching supplies and delivering mail around the central Victorian goldfields. The legacy endures within a measured range of small batch Shiraz, crafted to traditional techniques and fashioned for timeless.. The alluring case for craven's place»

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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