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Beechworth attracts the most artisanal winemakers, the region's rich mineral soils and parched, undulating terrains, breed wines of vigorous flavour, crystalline textures and boney savoury tannins. The first parcel of Crown Land in the region was acquired by Isaac Phillips in 1857, he christened his estate Golden Ball and built a hotel named Honeymooners Inn, servicing miners on their way up the steep trails to the Beechworth goldfields. The old pub remains but the surrounding land has been turned over to viticulture, planted to vine in the nineteen naughties, it produces a quality of wine that's reserved for the nation's most exclusive winelists. Served by.. Small batches of beechworth's best»
Xavier Bizot can make wine anywhere he pleases, he is a Bollinger and grew up amongst the Vignobles Superieurs of Champagne. Bizot has chosen to make wine alongside Brian Croser's family, from grapes harvested off three magnificent sites, on two paradoxically varied terrains. Planted to the salubrious Terra rosa soils atop an invaluable archeological dig at Wrattonbully, rich with the undisturbed fossils of ancient Cenozoic sea animals, Crayeres Vineyard was established right across the road from Tapanappa's illustrious Whalebone. The weather here is astonishingly similar to Bordeaux and makes an awesome Cabernet Franc. Xavier Bizot and Lucy Croser are also.. The twin tales of terre a terre»
Right across the road from Jasper Hill's Emily Paddock,a precious parcel of ancient terra rosa soil was acquired and planted to vine by a baronial Mornington estate, highly accomplished growers with a consuming aspiration to grow the finest Shirazin all Heathcote. They settled on a coveted site along Drummond's Lane, strewn with unique green Cambrian shards, a sacred place to yield the top growth amongst single vineyardHeathcote Shiraz. Decades later, the vintages remain excruciatingly measured in availability. Painstakingly hand made, arcanely labelled behind the monikers, Pressings, Block F and Block C, the cherished editions of Heathcote Estate represent.. The likely lads of drummond's lane»
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»

Penfolds Koonunga Hill 76 Seventy Six CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon Barossa McLaren Wrattonbully South Australia
Originally released in 1976, the Koonunga Hill range has established a sound reputation for quality and consistency, while availing red wine enthusiasts of the opportunity to approach the enduring Penfolds style. The inaugural 1976 vintage of Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet was a legendary wine, still drinking well at Penfolds red wine recorking clinics. Reissued under the Seventy Six moniker, it has attracted a tremendous amount of critical acclaim, twice recipient of the highly prestigious Wine Press Club Trophy for Best Dry Red Wine.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$251.00
A mostly Shiraz wine with a vital component of good Cabernet, assembled from harvests grown to choice Penfold vineyards, owned and operated by the most dedicated growers. Penfolds have had greater experience with Cabernet Sauvignon than any other Australian winemaker, the development of Cabernet vineyards in Australia is due in no small part to their efforts. Vines are trained and pruned throughout the growing season, allowing optimum ripening conditions for maximum flavour, fine tannin structure and balanced acidity. Fruit is treated to a temperature controlled fermentation and full malolactic, followed by fifteen months in a selection of seasoned and new American oak hogsheads.
Deep, darkly coloured core, purple robes. Brooding dark fruit nose, stylish oak with elements of char. Mocha, dark chocolate, liquorice, aniseed and black olives gives way to more savoury notes of demi-glace and lamb. A rounded, balanced palate with generous plush fruits. Texturally appealing, excellent grip and fine, pronounced tannins in support of red berry and cranberry fruits. Ideal with beef, lamb and Mediterranean recipes.
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