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Adam Marks is a chicken enthusiast. In his pursuit of the ultimate eating fowl, Marks traced a route throughout the barnyards, orchards and vineyards of La Belle France. He ultimately settled on the Harcourt Valley of greater Bendigo to establish his own agricultural concern in 2004. Succulent roasting chickens and ripe juicy apples soon gave way to a range of world class wines, which are defined by their regional eloquence, sublime excellence and bucolic grace. The Vineyard Bress is a place of pristine soils, cheerful livestock and breathtaking pastoral charm. The wines speak for themselves, crafted to the most painstaking, small batch vinification.. Halcyon harvests of harcourt valley»
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Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1953 CONFIRM 1953 VINTAGE

Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1953 - Buy
Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon Adelaide Hills & Barossa South Australia
260 cases of this wine were produced. This is the first Grange to incorporate wine from the Kalimna region in the Barossa. This was a revelation. An astonishing, great wine with remarkable vigor and freshness, this wine has a dark garnet color with considerable amber at the edge. A sweet nose of mushrooms, roasted herbs, tar, red and black fruits, and underbrush is followed by a wine with considerable opulence, flesh, and vivacity. The wine has terrific harmony and a long finish. It is an amazing effort that should continue to drink well.
Second vintage of Grange to be released commercially, and the first to use grapes from Penfolds prized Kalimna vineyard in the Barossa Valley. An exceptionally long-lived Grange. This wine is still drinking brilliantly well and is considered one of the best Granges ever produced. Bottles labelled Bin numbers 2, 10, 86C. A blend of 87% Shiraz and 13% Cabernet Sauvignon, from the Magill Estate and Morphett Vale in the Adelaide Hills, with a component from the Kalimna Vineyard in the Barossa. Average rainfall and normal weather conditions. Maturation for eighteen months in American oak hogsheads. Alcohol 12.80% pH 3.68
Comments by Max Schubert: Medium deep brick red. Complex, sweet, truffly/gamey aromas with touches of leather and spice. Soft, silky and delicately balanced with sweet chocolate/berry, game and cedar fruit, very fine lacy tannins and excellent length.
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