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Henry Best was a highly industrious merchant and butcher who serviced Ararat miners during the Victorian gold rush. He planted thirty hectares of vine along Concongella Creek in 1866 and constructed a commercial cellar wineworks which continue to process the most spectacular vintages until the present day. The heirloom plantings of Henry Best remain productive, as some of the most historically significant rootstock in the world. Home of the Jimmy Watson 2012 Trophy, Royal Sydney 2013 Australian Wine Of Year, James Halliday 2014 Wine of Year, Distinguished and Outstanding Langtons Classifications. Remarkable for a style that's all their own, chiselled, brooding and black. Best's Great Western endures as one of the new world's most preeminent, yet bewilderingly soft spoken viticultural estates. Just quietly, the wines are conspicuously under priced and of exceptional value... Carn the concongella cabernet»

Taylors St Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon CONFIRM VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Clare Valley South Australia
Next door to the Taylor estate was a sleepy winery originally founded in 1896, one of the first in Australia, it had not been operational since 1934. In 1995 Taylor acquired the property and set about the task of recreating history with the re-issue of the timeless St. Andrew. Australia's most enduring flagship Cabernet Sauvignon, with a history of awards at prestigious international competitions including Concours de Mondial Bruxelles, St Andrew continues to attract international acclaim by virtue of it's peerless quality of fruit and artisanal winemaking.
Available in cases of 6
Case of 6
$335.50
Against a backdrop of historic winery buildings and ancient vines, watered by a crystal clear spring fed stream called Honeysuckle Creek, the Taylor family handcraft one of Australia's most eminent Cabernet wines. Since 1892, St. Andrews Terra rossa soils have produced wines of rare excellence, the original winery still stands today. Grapes are harvested from Blocks A60, A70 and A10 of the St Andrews Vineyard, quickly and gently de-stemmed, keeping berries intact. Following a cold soak and fermentation, St Andrew is pressed to a high proportion of new prestige French oak barrels for completion of malolactic, rack and returned for eighteen months maturation.
Dark red with a faint brick red hue to the edge. Bold lifted varietal aromas of cassis, ripe black cherry and aniseed. These are matched with lashings of chocolate, cedar and cinnamon from the French oak maturation. A concentrated wine with a fleshy palate and vibrant fruit flavours of cassis and blackcurrant. Generous and beautifully ripened yet retains the poise and elegance of great Cabernet Sauvignon.
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