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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.. Carn the concongella cabernet»
Discovered by Dr Bertel Sundstrup in 1987, after a long search for the perfect site, the amphitheatre known as Dalrymple is a mere twelve hectares of sun drenched bucolic idyll, at the very heart of superior viticulture on the beauteous Apple Isle. This is Piper's Brook central, a place of auspicious winegrowing climes, long hours of sunlight and extended ripening seasons, which yield fruit of remarkable succulence, gracious acids and satin tannins. Dalrymple are a small, unincorporated winegrowing concern, whose accord with the elements and devotion to the land, are best articulated by the leisured pursuits of their chief vigneron, whose favourite pastimes.. The verdant nook on pipers brook»
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»
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Vasse Felix Classic Dry Red CONFIRM VINTAGE

Margaret River Western Australia
Shiraz grown to the sultry climes of Margaret River is instantly recognizable for its sweetness and power on the palate, as well as the attractive floral, anise and cherry characters which form the body and flesh. Cabernet Sauvignon adds structure and length, further defining the tannins and contributing a savoury backbone which constructs a more complete wine. The Cabernet Shiraz vintages of Vasse Felix are legendary, known for their generous palates brimming with sweet red berry fruits, velvet textures and judicious measure of finely integrated oak.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$227.00
Shiraz and Cabernet are harvested and separately crushed to fermenters, allowing for careful cap management and aeration, a process vital to harnessing the true potential of Margaret River reds. Vinification, maceration and aerations are employed to achieve the gentlest extraction of colour and tannins, preserving a true expression of each varietal. A small amount of Viognier may be co fermented with a parcel of Shiraz while on skins to add perfume and contribute some succulence to the palate. Components are matured fourteen months in a selection of seasoned French and American oak barriques before assembling into the finished wine.
Deep red/ maroon with purple hue. Beautiful blackberry and raspberry fruit leap from the glass while spicy pepper and cool peppermint nuances waft through the background above deeper layers of spice, sweet vanillan oak, violets and pink orchids. Full, round and juicy mouthfeel with tannins that are soft and silky upfront, a middle palate bursting with blackberry and raspberry fruits, pepper and cedar.
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