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The mean gravelly soils and invigorating climes of Mount Barker of the Australian southwest, were identified during the 1960s by the world's leading viticulturalists, as a place uncannily similar to the great terroirs and clime of Bordeaux. The pioneering vines of Forest Hill were the first ever planted here, sired from rootstock of ancient Houghton clones, inaugurally vintaged by the illustrious Jack Mann in 1972. The Cabernet and Riesling of Forest Hill were promptly distinguished by multiple trophy victories and praised by gentleman James Halliday as the most remarkable wines to come out of the Australian west. Forest Hill have remained a source of the most profoundly structured, intensely focused, yet softly spoken range of wines. Powerful yet disciplined.. Softly spoken wonders from the west»
Returned servicemen from the Great War could look forward to government grants of pastoral freehold. West Australia's Willyabrup Valley was such a place, just a short walk from the balmy beaches of Indian Ocean, it offered the veterans excellent potential for agriculture. The fertile lands of Sussex Vale were originally established to animal husbandry by the discharged troopers, generations of livestock enriched the soils and it was astutely sown to vines in 1973. Fortuitously placed at the very heart of the Australian west's most illustrious estates, it continued to occupy the thoughts of neighbouring Howard Park's chief winemaker, until he acquired the property and relaunched a softly spoken range of the most exquisite wines. Aspirants of the blue blooded.. A better block on hay shed hill»
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Campbells Bobbie Burns Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Rutherglen Victoria
The original Bobbie Burns site was established by John Campbell in the 1870s, it was the first vineyard in Rutherglen to be replanted with phylloxera resistant stock. Bobbie Burns has since commanded a peerless reputation for delivering an Australian icon wine that's accessible to all, sharing the power and potency of Rutherglen Shiraz. Showing exquisite balance and structure while drinking brilliantly on release, a splendid red wine to enjoy with confidence, whatever its age, alongside warming meat and potato recipes or spiced and marinated grills.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$263.00
The Campbells of Rutherglen are a fourth generation winegrowing family dedicated to continuing a tradition established in 1870, of producing artisanal vintages reflecting the distinctive character of Rutherglen. Drawing on their intimate knowledge of local viticulture, Bobbie Burns is a traditional style of wine built around volumes of fruit exhibiting great finesse and subtle use of oak to compliment the full bodied Shiraz fruit flavours. From the eminent Bobbie Burns vineyard in Rutherglen, Shiraz is vinified on skins for a week in a mix of closed and rotary fermenters, followed by transfer to a selection of seasoned and new French and American oak barriques for a year's maturation.
Medium red with purple hues. Intense dark plum fruit with hints of ground spice and attractive regional notes of ironstone identify its Rutherglen provenance. Rich, mouth filling blood plum and mulberry on the front palate, fruit tannins and subtle cedar oak add freshness and structure, as firm, fine grained tannins add length to the finish. Delicious upon release, a long history suggests it will continue to evolve for many years.
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