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Greg Melick embarked on the prodigal road to gambling and booze as a mere teenager, after winning the daily double at Werribee and spending the lot on good red wine. He ultimately returned to the straight and narrow, achieving the rank of ADF Major General, Senior Law Counsel, Master Wine Judge and Officer of Australia AO. Melick now grows his own, he remains besotted with les grands vignobles de Bourgogne, the illustrious Pinot Noir of Cote de Nuits and Cote de Beaune. There are few places in the world, more akin to the 1er Grand Cru style of Pinot Noir, than the temperate pastures along Tasmania's River Derwent. It was here in 2002, amongst the woodland idylls of the apple isle, that Melick established Pressing Matters, a meagre four hectares of superior European clones Pinot Noir. Mr Melick has come full circle, this.. Pressing matters in pinot noir»
Just three kilometres from Young along Murringo Road, planted to a brisk 500 metres above sea level, Grove Estate was originally sown to vines in 1886, by Croatian settlers who brought cuttings from their farms on the Dalmatian coast. Some of these ancient plantings, emigrated at a time when much of Europe was ruled by Hapsburg emperors, remain productive to this day. Newer blocks were gradually established around these priceless parcels, ostensibly with a view to supplying leading national brands. The quality of fruit became so conspicuous that Grove Estate sanctioned industry celebrities from Ravensworth and Clonakilla to begin bottling under their own estate moniker. The greater Hilltops region is renowned for elegantly structured Cabernet and Shiraz. Grove Estate go one better, they deliver harvests of the most.. Quiet consummations of grove estate»
The Australian winemaking industry is grateful to Leontine O'Shea, instrumental in the establishment of Mount Pleasant wines, she sent her son Maurice to France for an education in viticulture right at the outbreak of World War I, gifting him his first Hunter Valley vineyard in 1921. Mount Pleasant are now custodians of some grand old sites, a canon of small, elite blocks of vine that yield a precious range of icon wines, which represent peerless value and readily disappear before release of the following vintage... The legacy of grand old hunter valley vineyards»

Yarra Yering Agincourt Cabernet Malbec CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec Yarra Valley Victoria
Agincourt is one of the more sheltered blocks at Yarra Yering, vines were established circa 1990 and yield the finest harvests of Malbec anywhere in the nation. Mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with a quarter of the gentle Malbec, grapes are all hand picked, crushed and destemmed into good old fashioned, half tonne open top fermenters, manually plunged twice daily and treated to extended time on skins for a softening of tannins. Batches are delicately basket pressed into seasoned French oak barriques for malolactic and twenty months maturation.
Available in cases of 6
Case of 6
$539.50
Dark scarlet red. Perfumed nose of cherries and bramble, dark currants and varietal leaf, a distinct herbaceousness which speaks of terroir. The classic Cabernet black and blue berry palate, black cherry and robust plum, cassis and leafy herbal notes, Malbec playing its part with inky robust fruit, vibrancy and ample tannins, exquisitely balanced.
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