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Legendary Penfold winemaker John Duval began his apprenticeship in 1974 under the tutelage of the late great Max Schubert. Duval's family had been supplying Penfolds with fruit and root stock for generations, many of South Australia's most prestigious vineyards were sown with cuttings from Duval's family property. Duval was awarded International Wine & Spirit Competition Winemaker of Year and twice London International Red Winemaker of Year. He now focuses on releasing painfully limited editions, assembled from precious parcels of elite Barossa vine, hand crafted by one of the world's most accomplished and peer respected winemakers... Ancient barossa hamlet vines»
Coonawarra cattle graziers since 1906, the Reschke family turned some of their land over to viticulture in the 1980s. Such was the quality of Reschke fruit, that it became an essential inclusion for some of Wynn's most memorable vintages and a number of national icon wines. Reschke now keep the pick of crop for their own label, the most princely harvests of Coonawarra Cabernet, Merlot and Shiraz, characterised by their defined regional eloquence and ingratiating palate weight. The fruit of vines, planted to iron red terra rosa soil and nourished by the fertile plenitude from generations of grazing cattle, for every ardent enthusiast of born and bred, baronnial Coonawarra marques... Reschke red, born & bred»
Kooyong Estate only make limited editions from tiny blocks of vine, a hectare or less, which yield deeply personal wines, highly eloquent of their terroir, aspect and clime. There are the pebbled ironstone soils of Farrago, which create an uncannily Burgundesque style of Chardonnay, redolent of grapefruits, mealy bran and wet flint. The precious half hectare at Faultline articulates the savouryness of seaweed and struck match. The sheltered lee of Haven Block encourages the grapes to bloom with chewy red jube characters. The windswept parcel at Meres infuses wonderfully perfumed rhubarb and ribena notes into a velvetine tannin structure. All are equally remarkable for their individuality, they speak.. Venerable vintages from the most precious parcels»

Forest Hill Block 5 Cabernet Sauvignon CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Barker Western Australia
One of the great endowments of Forest Hill is the age and maturity of its cool climate vineyard. Home to the Great Southern's eldest Cabernet vines, the original plantings are over forty years of age. These unirrigated vines on their own roots produce concentrated and complete wines, elegant and refined. Fashioned from the estate's very best parcels of select, hand picked Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, Block 5 exhibits splendid concentration of silky, grainy tannins, extraordinary intensity and ripeness of fruit with engrossing overall complexity.
Available in cases of 6
Case of 6
$329.50
There is something very special about the wines of Forest Hill. Part of this, of course, comes from the location. The vineyard is located in Mount Barker and the vines date back to original plantings made in 1965. This makes Forest Hill the oldest cool climate winery in Western Australia. Warm daylight hours coupled with the cool nights of the Great Southern harness ideal conditions for the production of slowly ripened wine styles. Harvests of Cabernet Sauvignon, picked of the superior Block 5, are destemmed and crushed into eight tonnes, open fermenters, inoculated and pumped over thrice daily at 25°C. Batches are transferred to oak barrel for completion of malolactic and eighteen months maturation.
A deep scarlet colour. Expressions of dark berries, tobacco leaf and subtle earthy notes carry through from the bouquet onto the palate with lingering dark chocolate characters. A long and generous mouthfeel is well supported by a very dense structure of chalky tannins. Approachable now, Block 5 will continue to soften and integrate as it develops into a longer and more complex, mouthfilling wine.
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