Ox Hardy 1891 Ancestor Vines Shiraz 2013

Said ‘Ox’ in Ox Hardy Wines actually goes by the name of Andrew Hardy. He’s the winemaker. Here, Ox takes fruit from 17 rows of historic 1891 ancestor vine shiraz planted in the Upper Tintara vineyard and transforms them into a rich and complex tapestry of flavours and textures, all of them bold. There’s no denying we are

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Ox Hardy 1891 Ancestor Vines Shiraz 2013

Said ‘Ox’ in Ox Hardy Wines actually goes by the name of Andrew Hardy. He’s the winemaker. Here, Ox takes fruit from 17 rows of historic 1891 ancestor vine shiraz planted in the Upper Tintara vineyard and transforms them into a rich and complex tapestry of flavours and textures, all of them bold. There’s no denying we are

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Flametree Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Just another super example of cabernet from the 2018 vintage. This is a thoroughly scrumptious cabernet selling for less than $50 – crazy stuff quite frankly because it punches so far above its weight it’s not funny. Perfumed notes of blackcurrant and mulberry with a square or two of dark chocolate. The palate is generous and harnessed by fine tannins and beautifully integrated oak. There’s a fine sinewy core that gives it structural purpose in that classically cabernet style. If you’re looking for a cellaring wine of 10 or more years for less than $50 then this baby is right

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Flametree Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Just another super example of cabernet from the 2018 vintage. This is a thoroughly scrumptious cabernet selling for less than $50 – crazy stuff quite frankly because it punches so far above its weight it’s not funny. Perfumed notes of blackcurrant and mulberry with a square or two of dark chocolate. The palate is generous and harnessed by fine tannins and beautifully integrated oak. There’s a fine sinewy core that gives it structural purpose in that classically cabernet style. If you’re looking for a cellaring wine of 10 or more years for less than $50 then this baby is right

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The Vintage Journal Barossa Guide 2022

The Barossa is undoubtedly one of Australia’s greatest wine regions. It is nowadays a mainstay of the Australian ultra-fine market and home to large, medium and small wine producers. Its old vine legacy is a key pillar of the region’s identity, but this is underpinned by the variations of landscape, geology and micro-climates. The diversity of styles is remarkable. This eJournal by Andrew Caillard MW and Angus Hughson explores the Barossa in 2022 charting its history and future with tasting notes and reviews of over 350 wines including a focus on local Grenache and Mataro. The Vintage Journal – Barossa

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The Vintage Journal Barossa Guide 2022

The Barossa is undoubtedly one of Australia’s greatest wine regions. It is nowadays a mainstay of the Australian ultra-fine market and home to large, medium and small wine producers. Its old vine legacy is a key pillar of the region’s identity, but this is underpinned by the variations of landscape, geology and micro-climates. The diversity of styles is remarkable. This eJournal by Andrew Caillard MW and Angus Hughson explores the Barossa in 2022 charting its history and future with tasting notes and reviews of over 350 wines including a focus on local Grenache and Mataro. The Vintage Journal – Barossa

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Patrick Single Vineyard Home Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

There is a pure essence of Coonawarra in this excellent cabernet sourced off the original 60-year-old vineyard planted near the family home. Masses of plush dark blackcurrant and spicy cedary fruit characters with tobacco leaf and sage bush characters overlaying the aromatic fruits. It was quite a warm vintage, so you are getting of wine of some power and volume.

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Ox Hardy 1891 Ancestor Vines Shiraz 2013

Said ‘Ox’ in Ox Hardy Wines actually goes by the name of Andrew Hardy. He’s the winemaker. Here, Ox takes fruit from 17 rows of historic 1891 ancestor vine shiraz planted in the Upper Tintara vineyard and transforms them into a rich and complex tapestry of flavours and textures, all of them bold. There’s no denying we are in McLaren Vale wine territory with this shiraz. The 2013 shiraz – from an extremely early vintage with a February picking date for the fruit –  saw two years maturation in second fill French oak, and then extended time in bottle before

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