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Right around the time that Frank Potts was planting his nascent Bleasdale Vineyards during the 1850s, an eccentric Prussian named Herman Daenke established a homestead along the banks of Bremer River, which he called Metala. The site was planted to viticulture by Arthur Formby in 1891 and became one of Langhorne Creek's most productive vineyards, it continues to supply fruit for a number of prestigious national brands. Legendary winemaker Brian Dolan took the radical step of bottling Metala under its own label in 1959 and won the inaugural Jimmy Watson Trophy in 1962. Two generations later, the brothers Tom and Guy Adams took a similar leap of faith and branded their Metala fruit as Brothers In Arms... The goodly farms of brothers in arms»
A living legend and bespoke savant of the Australian wine industry, Geoff Merrill began his career in 1973 at Seppelt & Son, before completing tours of duty at Thomas Hardy and Chateau Reynella. Geoff acquired the historic Reynella wineworks in 1985 and has continued to craft many of McLaren Vale's most memorable vintages ever since. Mr Merrill has claimed countless industry accolades and many of our nation's most prestigious awards, including the hotly contested VISY Great Shiraz Challenge and the illustrious Jimmy Watson Trophy. Merrill offers a range of artisanal, limited release wines, of timely age, extravagant oak and sound value... The advanced age & luxury oak of mclaren vale's quiet achiever»
Samuel Smith migrated from Dorset England to Angaston in the colony of South Australia circa 1847, he took up work as a gardener with George Fife Angas, the virtual founder of the colony. In 1849, Smith bought thirty acres and planted vines by moonlight, the first ever vintages of Yalumba. One of his most enduring legacies were some unique clones of Shiraz, which were ultimately sown to the illustrious Mount Edelstone vineyard in 1912. Angas's great grandchild Ron Angas acquired cuttings from the Edelstone site and migrated the precious plantings to his pastures at Hutton Vale. The land remains in family hands, a graze for flocks of some highly fortunate lamb. In between the paddocks, blocks of Sam.. The return of rootstock to garden of eden»

Campbells Merchant Prince Rare Muscat 375ml CONFIRM VINTAGE

Muscat Rutherglen vic Victoria
Merchant Prince is the pinnacle of the Muscat makers art, the richest, most complex and complete wine, awarded a perfect 1OO point score from the distinguished panel at Wine Spectator. Assembled from a legacy of ancient barrels over seventy years of age, laid down by forebears of the family which are custodian of our nation's most priceless stocks. Fruit is left to ripen on the vine until an extraordinary level of complexity and richness is achieved, the ferments arrested with brandy and filled to Soleras for a timeless passage throught the Campbell cellars.
Available in cases of 6
Case of 6
$713.50
Deep mahogany brown, olive hues. Intense raisin fruit, cocoa and Belgian chocolates, jaffas, leather and nutty aged complexity, the infusement of sweet grainy complexity from lengthy oak maturation. The ultimate intensity, raisined sweetness explodes on the front palate, complex nutty flavours flow through the full length, resolving on a drying, moreish tannin finish which lingers.
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