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Established 1973, Woodlands of Wilyabrup were one of the first vineyards in Margaret River, planted with a view to emulating the great growths of Bordeaux. Recipients of the highly prestigious Jack Mann Memorial Medal and Wine Industry Lifetime Achievement Award for their tremendous vintages of all things Cabernet. Assembling the rich Medoc style blends are what Woodlands do best. Painstakingly crafted by hand, to challenge the primacy of the illustrious Chateaux de la rive gauche, very few vineyards yield the quality of fruit that merits vintaging into a statuesque wine dominated by the prettily fragrant Cabernet Franc. Woodlands were established from the.. The complex bordeaux blend by one of margaret river's founding wineries»
Established just eleven years after the founding of South Australia, the ancient vines in the Hundred Of Moorooroo were planted circa 1836 by the Jacob brothers, after accompanying Colonel William Light on the Seven Special Surveys expedition to populate Adelaide's north. Moorooroo endures as the nation's cardinal parcel of vine, the mother rootstock for many of the Barossa's most distinguished sites. For over a century, these sacred vines contributed fruit to the Orlando company, where they formed the backbone of countless spectacular historical vintages. Decimated by the government sponsored vine pull schemes of the 1980s, only four rows of these priceless.. The fruit of vines established 1836»
Bringing you the fruit of old Barossa vineyards, which have been handed down from generation to generation, crafted in the traditional old world way, by a commune of family growers who have delivered the most memorable vintages since early settlement. The label says Soul Growers but the harvests were historically bottled by the nation's most illustrious brands. Today, these veteran families of Australian viticulture can bring their princely harvests to market under a moniker that defines a tradition of village winemaking and a culture of reverence for the land. Ancient rootstock Grenache and Mourvedre, bespoke clones of Cabernet and Shiraz, prodigal plots of.. Views of venerable old vines»
Jane Mitchell is one of Clare Valley's leading wine industry identities, Clare Valley Legend and Clare Valley Winemakers Hall of Fame, Centenary Federation of Australia Medal, SA Tourism Commission, Australian Regional Winemakers Forum, Wine Federation of Australia Council and Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation Board. Mitchell's largest vineyard is at Watervale, a very bleak place in the middle of winter at pruning time. It is known by the vineyard workers as Alcatraz, a place to do penance in the cold, wind and rain of a Clare Valley winter. Alcatraz only ever yields minimal harvests, source of the most memorable vintages in our nation's.. These old clare valley vines are just getting better»

Penfolds Bin 389 Vintages 2008 2011 CONFIRM 2011 VINTAGE

Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz South Australia
The Poor man's baby Grange, so called because components of the wine are matured in the same barrels that held the previous vintage of Grange. First made in 1960, this was the wine that helped to build Penfolds solid reputation with true red wine enthusiasts. Combining the structure of Cabernet with the richness of Shiraz, Bin 389 also exemplifies Penfolds skill in balancing fruit and oak. Sculptured tannins, length, weight and texture sit well. Embellishment is never required. Experiencing is believing.
Penfolds are able to source quality fruit from a diverse range of vineyard sites, including some of the best and oldest vineyards in South Australia. Predominantly a Barossa Valley wine at one point, Bin 389 is now a multi district South Australian blend with fruit sourced from the wide expanse of old and premium vineyards across distinguished winegrowing districts. Over the last forty years, Bin 389 has developed a strong identity for its consistency, reliability and value. Wine consumers like it because it's delicious to drink, even when first released. Collectors appreciate it because the wine over-delivers on quality. As a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz, it's a very Australian style of wine.
Deep plum red colour. The nose shows an enticing amalgam of warm climate Shiraz and cool ripened Cabernet fruit characters. The palate is complete, rich and mouthfilling, easily handling the prominent tannins and new oak. Blackcurrant Cabernet fruit is complexed by mouthfilling plum. A full bodied wine exhibiting a large burst of concentrated spicy, plummy Cabernet and Shiraz fruits which hang on the middle palate, leading to a finish that reveals spicy oak, liquorice and packed tannins with lingering flavours of chocolate and fruit.
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