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Stephen George grew up amongst the grape vines, very near the hamlet of Reynella and the nascent Skillogalee in Valley Clare. Both salubrious sites which were originally planted to vine by George senior in 1970. Stephen's pioneering work at Ashton Hills was a major catalyst for the development of Adelaide Hills as an internationally renowned wine growing region. Along with the eminent Brian Croser, Stephen was one of the principals who placed Adelaide Hills on the map, resolved to produce the best Pinot Noir in the country and bring global fame to the Adelaide Hills Piccadilly Pinot style... From the misty chills of ashton hills»
Boutique winemaking affords great advantages, every vine can be uniquely husbanded, quality control is maximised, each barrel can be individually sampled and assembled into the perfect cuvee. Engineering types are innately suited to such viticulture. Colin Best embarked upon his sabbatical to the great vineyards of Burgundy's Cote d'Or. He returned to plant Pinot Noir on a craggy half hectare near Lobethal in the Adelaide Hills. An ancient masonry wool mill was outfitted for winemaking and Leabrook Estate was born. This is an aesthetic range of meticulously crafted, limited vintages, fashioned for the aficianado of bespoke, small batch, little vineyard wines... The lobethal libations of leabrook»
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»
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»

Penfolds Max Shiraz Cabernet CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon South Australia
One of the world's most recognized marques, Penfolds define the classic Aussie accord of Cabernet and Shiraz, a genre unto itself, into an approachable, freshly flavoured, early drinking style. Dr Penfold held a firm belief in the medicinal value of wine and obtained cuttings from the south of France, replanting them around his homestead in Adelaide Hills. Max Schubert called on the fruit of these ancient cuttings in the 1940s as he began his trials in formulating the mighty Grange. He now lends his name to a splendid construct of sound structure and succulence of fruit.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$179.50
Penfolds are custodians of a great tradition in innovation, pioneering and understanding of the chemistry of wine, developing and refining the concept of the definitive Australian style. Drawing on Penfolds extensive vineyard resources, Max affords every enthusiast of good red wine, with an accessible experience in Shiraz Cabernet at its finest. Harvests are drawn from a tally of superior vineyards and vinified to the enduring Penfold claret style. Upon completion of ferments, batches are filled to a selection of seasoned and new French and American oak for a year's maturation.
Dark cherry red. Complex, leafy with olive fruit and dried oregano, beetroot and roasted Mediterranean vegetables, an array of ripe summer berries and dark spice with just a touch of subtle oak lurking in the background. Textured by assertive tannins that provide counter balance to the sweetness of fruit. Oak offers cedar and toast, char and dark liquorice over exotic spice.
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