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Returned servicemen from the Great War could look forward to government grants of pastoral freehold. West Australia's Willyabrup Valley was such a place, just a short walk from the balmy beaches of Indian Ocean, it offered the veterans excellent potential for agriculture. The fertile lands of Sussex Vale were originally established to animal husbandry by the discharged troopers, generations of livestock enriched the soils and it was astutely sown to vines in 1973. Fortuitously placed at the very heart of the Australian west's most illustrious estates, it continued to occupy the thoughts of neighbouring Howard Park's chief winemaker, until he acquired the property and relaunched a softly spoken range of the most exquisite wines. Aspirants of the blue blooded styles from Margaret River will be delighted, redolent reds.. A better block on hay shed hill»
Kalleske are one of our nation's most distinguished winegrower families, Barossa through and through, heirs to the tradition of Prussian pastoralists who established South Australia as one of the world's great viticultural precincts. The family Kalleske were the quiet achievers behind the stellar quality of fruit, at the heart of the most memorable vintages Penfolds Grange. Old sites and ancient vines, a tally of which have been branded under the Atze's Corner label, a regal range of stately Barossa wines, irresistibly underpriced in terms of provenance, excellence and sheer delight. Spectacular bouquets, redolent of freshness, fragrance and fruit, astonishingly balanced to perfection, meaty, mouth filling palates, layered with punnets of savoury ripe berries, all wrapped in the type of chewy, seductive tannins which.. Small batches of the barossa's very best»
There's a vineyard at Moorooduc in upper Mornington, planted to a splendid north facing slope which captures the maximum warmth of sunshine each day. Refreshed after nightfall by the invigorating maritime winds off Bass Strait and Port Phillip Bay, it's a place of exceptional winegrowing. Populated by ten unique Burgundy clones, this very special block of vine grew the only Pinot Noir ever to claim our nation's highest accolade for great red wines, the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy. The property continues to yield limited releases of outstanding vintages, it's a place of exacting viticulture and uncompromising pursuit of excellence, cherished by cognoscenti and exalted by industry press, the vineyard known as Yabby Lake... The burgundy clones of mornington»

Peter Lehmann Portrait Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 CONFIRM 2013 VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Barossa South Australia
The Cabernet Sauvignon of great Barossa vineyards have received iconic praise from the international wine press since the 1970s, Peter Lehmann is recognised as one of Australia's finest, Robert Parker has called it the world's best Cabernet value. Vintage 1993 won Best Cabernet in the World at the London International. Every year, Peter Lehmann assembles harvests from choice sites into a profoundly structured wine of dark, chocolate berry perfumes and generously flavoured palate, supported by tasteful oak and exquisitely balanced tannins.
Peter Lehmann's wines are crafted with grapes from almost a hundred selected independent growers, some quite small in production, as well as fruit grown to four company owned vineyards. Many of the Lehmann grower families have worked the same properties for five or six generations. These dedicated vignerons tend to hundreds of splendid sites that run the gamut of Barossa Valley. Peter Lehmann retains access to the finest Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon. Fruit is fermented on skins for seven days. Following pressing, clarification and assemblage, the finished wine is treated to maturation in a combination of French and American oak hogsheads for a year before bottling. Alcohol 14.5%
Deep black centre with a dark red rim. A classic blackcurrant nose, showing Barossa regional definition. A beautifully structured wine with undertones of chocolate and black forest fruits on the palate, it follows through with hints of violet, mint and superb cassis/ currant flavours, finishing satisfyingly firm. A wine of extraordinary velvet richness, voluptuousness and superbly controlled power, the palate is seamless, a delight to sip.
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