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The First Colonists to arrive in South Australia were brought to Kangaroo Island aboard HMS Buffalo in 1836. Sharing the journey was a veteran of the Royal Navy who had served aboard Lord Nelson's flagship HMS Victory. Frank Potts was an accomplished sailor and carpenter, he built many of the young colony's structures and trading vessels. Six generations later, the Potts family's precious plantings of Malbec have been a key component in many of the nation's most memorable and invaluable vintages for decades. A varietal that performs magnificently on the silty flood plains of Langhorne Creek, Bleasdale's pure Malbec bottlings are a profound statement about the.. Making the most magnificent malbec»
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.. Quiet consummations of grove estate»
A living legend and bespoke savant of the Australian wine industry, Geoff Merrill began his career in 1973 at Seppelt & Son, before completing tours of duty at Thomas Hardy and Chateau Reynella. Geoff acquired the historic Reynella wineworks in 1985 and has continued to craft many of McLaren Vale's most memorable vintages ever since. Mr Merrill has claimed countless industry accolades and many of our nation's most prestigious awards, including the hotly contested VISY Great Shiraz Challenge and the illustrious Jimmy Watson Trophy. Merrill offers a range of artisanal, limited release wines, of timely age, extravagant oak and sound value... The advanced age & luxury oak of mclaren vale's quiet achiever»
The 1890s brought boom years to the nascent Aussie wine industry, as connoisseurs throughout Europe and the Empire were introduced to the Dionysian delights of new world Claret by Tyrrell, St Huberts and Wirra Wirra. An enterprising family of Scots took heed of the times to plant grapevines on a uniquely auspicious block in Valley Clare, they called it St Andrew and produced forty vintages of the most sensational quality Claret until the 1930s. The Taylor family acquired the fallow farm in 1995 and brought St Andrew's vines back to life. The treasured block endures as home to the flagship range of Taylor wines, one of the most distinguished vineyards in all.. *according to the french»

Peter Lehmann Eight Songs Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Barossa South Australia
A flagship effort, the heart of Eight Songs lies within some very old vineyards spread across the landscape of Barossa Valley. Peter Lehmann himself, walked these vineyards every vintage, seeking those parcels with a concentration of flavours so essential to the Eight Songs style, vibrant and statuesque, yet elegant and distinctively soft. The palate is richly opulent, beautifully structured with layers of fruit. Eight Songs is regal in every respect, a limited edition classic from the lowest yielding Barossa sites, aged in exclusively new French oak hogsheads.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$275.50
The Barossa stands amongst the great wine regions of the world, it's finest editions of Shiraz can express a magical diversity in flavour, style and texture. Parcels of fruit collated from mature, low yielding sites in the Stonewell, Light Pass and Vine Vale districts, are vinified and macerated on skins for up to a fortnight, along with some partial barrel ferments. The diversity of terroir is reflected in the finished wine, soils, elevation and vine age vary from one site to the next. After pressing and clarification, Eight Songs is matured in completely new French oak hogsheads for eighteen months, followed by a further period of bottle ageing under the Peter Lehmann cellars before release. Alcohol 14.5%
Dark cherry colour, garnet rim. Lashings of dark chocolate and black plums with just the first hints of attractive bottle development. The palate shows dark plums, choc/ mocha notes with hints of vanillin undertones. The seamless integration of opulent fruit and velvety tannins creates an elegant expression of Barossa Shiraz at its sensuous best. Eight Songs resonate alongside rare beef or roast game, making sweet music alongside aged cheddar or stilton.
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