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1 - 12 of 89 Purely Coonawarra Red
Balnaves Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon
Coonawarra
Available by the dozen
Vintages of Balnaves have been selected on five occasions at the prestigious Coonawarra Barrel Series, the region's most eminent, industry insider's wine taste off. There's a strong synergy between grazing and viticulture, Doug Balnaves knows about both. He managed sheep before taking up a career as a grower, he now plays a senior role in many of South Australia's principal wine industry associations. His vineyards yield the finest Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon and his fruit is crafted by one of the nation's most peer respected winemakers.
$3499each
$419DOZEN
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Since the initial planting of vines, Balnaves vineyard has grown steadily and now covers a total of fifty six hectares of choice Coonawarra Terra Rossa, principally to Cabernet. The vineyard is divided into small blocks of between one and two hectares, the quality of wine from each block is evaluated each year and recorded. The final assemblage carries wines from the Dead Morris and Quarry blocks. Components were treated to barrel fermentation and/or an extended period of maceration. Balnave Cabernet has spent sixteen months maturing in a combination of tight grain French oak barrels from Seguin Moreau and St Martin cooperages.
 
Deep rich red in colour. Intense nose with aromas of cassis, liquorice and elderberry/ blue berry notes over subtle vanillan oak, showing cooler, more savoury characters. The palate is quite fine and elegant with ripe cassis/ seaweed fruit before a long and fine tannin finish. A deeply satisfying Coonawarra Cabernet upon release, Balnave will also reward careful cellaring. In either case a decant is recommended before service.
Bowen Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Coonawarra
Available by the dozen
Excellent Langtons Classification. Exclusively estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon, one of Coonawarra's finest. The low yielding vineyard, planted to the magical Terra rossa soils, is dry grown and hand arch cane pruned, it traditionally yields limited crops of intensely flavoured fruit. Skilled use of traditional oaking techniques achieves a wine that's integrated and seamless, as delicate fine grain French oak supports the essential Coonawarra characters of violets and bramble berry, scorched earth and blueberry cassis perfumes.
$2999each
$359DOZEN
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Doug Bowen is one of Coonawarra's finest viticulturalists, he endeavours to restrict vine yield to a cropping level which ultimately delivers maximum quality in the finished wine. A regimen of tight pruning translates into long lived Cabernet Sauvignon, full bodied and offering great depth of flavour. The grapes are normally harvested and crushed within the hour, musts are inoculated and vinified in traditional fermenters at cooler temperatures. Upon completion and a course of malolactic, components are rack and returned into a selection of finely coopered French oak barriques for an extended maturation of up to twenty months, infusing remarkable complexity and finesse into the evolving wine.
 
Very intense deep colour reminiscent of blackberries. On the nose this strong wine shows superb Cabernet flavours of blackberries and mulberry with abundant new French oak flavours and toasty cigar oak nuances. The palate is weighty, supported by firm yet soft tannins. The clean varietal fruit characters leave a mark of distinction on the palate, a distinctive, highly regional, classic Coonawarraâ„¢ Cabernet to accompany beef, game dishes and aged cheeses.
Bowen Estate Shiraz
Coonawarra
Available by the dozen
One of Coonawarra's most compelling cases for Shiraz, Bowen Estate's meritorious achievements really do begin in the vineyard. Coonwarra is one of the world's most articulate terroirs, Bowen make a point of preserving the native charm of their Shiraz throughout the course of vinification and ageing in a high proportion of quality new oak. The fruit of intensive viticultural management and judicious selection, it is ultimately the grapes themselves, hand picked and sorted off the vine, which dictate the splendour in this cardinal construct of Coonawarra Shiraz.
$2999each
$359DOZEN
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Bowen hold a very strong belief in an old fashioned hand pruning of vines. Such care improves evenness of budburst, bunch exposure and ripeness, for restricted yields of the most intensely flavoured Cabernet Sauvignon. It is this special quality of fruit which translates into benchmark Coonawarra efforts. Shiraz grapes are harvested, crushed and vinified on skins for a term of several days. A third of the fruit is barrel fermented in new oak each year. Batches are monitored through to completion of malolactic, racked off settled lees solids and treated to an extended maturation in a selection of 225 litres French, American and European oak barriques.
 
Dark, almost black, scarlet purple. Bouquet rich in plum fruit characters and a hint of regional leafyness over spicey oak notes which add to the complexity. The opulent nature of Bowen Shiraz is evident from the moment it's poured into the glass. Ripe and generous, well rounded palate enhanced by elegant and finely balanced Coonawarra tannins, supported by fine oak.
Brands Laira Blockers Cabernet Sauvignon
Coonawarra
Available by the dozen
Captain Stentiford established his Shiraz vineyard in 1896, naming the property Laira after a merchant trader. Plantings of Cabernet came much later and have since been the source of memorable single vineyard wines. Laira's exceptional character shines when the grapes are fashioned into a pure Cabernet wine, encapsulating the combination of climate and soil, aspect and fruit, that stamps this historical vineyard with individuality. The flavours are distinctly Coonawarra, but the perfume and succulent fruit characters are conspicuously Brands Laira.
$2099each
$251DOZEN
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Brand's Laira is one of Coonawarra's largest proprietries with almost three hundred hectares under vine. The Brand and Redman families became bonded by matrimony in the 1940s, establishing new blocks over the years and consolidating one of Australia's great winemaking estates. Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are harvested off fully mature vines, fermented on skins for a week and pumped over twice daily to ensure maximum extraction of colour and flavour. Batches are then pressed off while still slightly sweet into a selection of French and American oak 500L puncheons, 300L hogsheads and 225L barriques for completion of ferments, a course of malolactic and eighteen months extended maturation.
 
Garnet red colour. Pure cassis, mint and leafy fruit aromas, cedar oak and mocha notes from barrel ferments and extended maturation. A fruit driven, medium weight palate of cassis and red berry flavours, peppermint and Cabernet leaf notes. Barrel ferment and maturation have contributed mocha oak and cedar characters. A long, fine tannin finish with lingering fruit flavours.
Brands Laira Blockers Shiraz
Coonawarra
Available by the dozen
McWilliam's acquired the eminent Laira property in the 1990s and are now one of the largest landholders in Coonawarra. The stately Laira Vineyard is widely regarded as one of Coonawarra's very finest plantings of Shiraz. The only locally grown grape variety until 1950, Shiraz has played an important role in establishing Coonawarra's international reputation as Australia's preeminent red winegrowing region. Laira offers the timeless and enduring style of Coonawarra Shiraz, a distinctly regional wine of great length and superb balance.
$2099each
$251DOZEN
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The highly decorated McWilliam's team retain access to many of the finest plantings of Coonawarra Shiraz. Grapes are de-stemmed, chilled down to 10°C and cold soaked for several days, a component of whole bunches are included. Parcels are vinified on skins for twelve days in a mix of headed down static and rotary fermenters, pumped over or to ensure full extractions of colour and flavour. Batches are treated to a gentle airbag press while still slightly sweet and racked to a selection of seasoned and new French oak barrels for malolactic. Upon completion, components are racked off lees, barrels are cleaned and the wine returned for fifteen months before assembling into the finished wine.
 
Bright crimson red. A rich and vibrant nose displaying spices and blood plum, blueberry primary fruits backed by nutty creamy oak from barrel ferments and maturation. Classic tightly structured cool climate Shiraz palate displaying pronounced varietal fruit characters of anise and plum, berries and tar. Oak maturation contributes nutty notes and dusty cedar flavours. The palate offers a long finish with fine velvety tannins and lingering fruit flavours.
Brands Laira One Seven One Cabernet
Coonawarra
Available in cases of 6
From fruit grown to one of Coonawarra's most eninent small vineyards, the superior Brand's Laira Block 1, planted in 1971. The precious vines yield scant harvests of the most extraordinary quality grapes which translate into the most remarkable wine. McWilliams reserve the elite parcels from this treasured viticultural asset to construct a pure single vineyard wine, one of the nation's great editions of Cabernet Sauvignon.
$7199each
$863DOZEN
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A no expense spared approach to vineyard management leads to a selective harvest of the highest quality fruit, all conducted by hand and sorted bunch by bunch. Components are fermented on skins and treated to daily pumpovers ensuring optimal extraction of flavour and colour. Batches are pressed off skins while still slightly sweet and pumped to new, fine grained French oak barriques and hogsheads for completion of ferments, followed by racking off lees and return to the same barrels fortwo years maturation. Barrels are periodically rack and returned to achieve clarity and contribute to the wine's development. A further term of bottle age serves to integrate the wine and tame the tannins. Alcohol 14.8%
 
Deep crimson red. Brooding nose of brambleberry and dark currants, full of cassis and spicy cedar notes underpinned by dried herbs. A rich and complex fruit driven palate displaying sweet, dense, dark berry fruit characters and some chocolate mint notes. The flavours seamlessly integrate with vanilla and mocha oak and flow through to a long, fine and lingering, fruit filled yet savoury, silky tannin finish.
Brands Laira Stentifords Shiraz
Coonawarra
Available in cases of 6
Laira Vineyard was established by Captain Stentiford in 1893 on a choice parcel of Coonawarra land, one of the salient Terra Rossa plantings. Eric Brand, first Patron of Coonawarra, became custodian of the vineyard more than half a century later. From a selection of the finest grapes, hand picked off the most precious blocks, Stentiford represents the jewel in the crown of Coonawarra Shiraz, a bottle aged wine of peerless quality, matured under the estate cellars until release.
$7199each
$863DOZEN
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Gapes are hand picked and fermented on skins while being treated to twice daily rack and return pump overs, extracting maximum colour, flavour and tannins. Components are pressed and pumped to a selection of completely new fine grained French oak hogsheads and barriques to complete primary ferments and malolactic. The finished wine is racked off lees and pumped back into refreshed barrels for maturation. A regimen of gentle rackings serve to develop the wine and achieve a high level of clarity. A rigorous selection of the finest barrels determines those most worthy of inclusion into the final Stentifords Shiraz.
 
Deep crimson red. Complex nose of black and blueberry, cinnamon and nutmeg spice fruit aromas. Barrel fermentation and maturation contributes vanilla and cedar notes. A powerful but elegant palate structure with spicy, dark berry fruit flavours, toasty cedar oak and a long finish displaying fine, lingering tannins. Drinking brilliantly upon release at several years of age, alongside roast sirloin, venison or smoked bacon casserole with nouille au jus.
Hardys Oomoo Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon
Coonawarra
Available by the dozen
Oomoo just gets more popular with each new release. The reason behind it's runaway success is no big secret to anybody who has ever enjoyed Oomoo, a splendid wine with superb fruit character and an affable structure that's fashioned to be a joy to drink. Oomoo comes to Coonawarra in search of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon, the nose is highly appealing with requisite violet and cassis perfumes, the palate is brimming with melt in the mouth cherry bramble flavours, the oak is stylish, the tannins inseparable and judiciously firm.
$1799each
$215DOZEN
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The story of Oomoo begins as Thomas Hardy's first wine venture at Bankside, a property on the banks of River Torrens just west of Adelaide. Hardy's now retain the finest Cabernet vineyards in Coonawarra and beyond. Fruit is harvested and taken to the Hardy wineworks for crushing, followed by a term of cold soak maceration. Exacting techniques are employed to manage the amount of contact between pulp, juices and skin for optimal extraction of flavour and tannin. Parcels are treated to a combination of new and old world winemaking techniques, inoculated in a combination of fermenters and vinified at controlled temperatures. The finished wine is matured for a year in a selection of fine French oak barriques.
 
Deeply crimson with garnet hues. Fragrant varietal leaf characters, mints and cassis, liquorice and cedar, blackcurrants and aromatic mocha oak, lifted sage notes. The palate is all about luscious mulberry and blackcurrant flavours, supported by spiced chocolate oak and regional mint, the tannins are seamless, offering terrific line and length. Oomoo will suitably accompany a slow cooked duck or marinated cutlets of lamb.
Heirloom Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon
Coonawarra
Available in cartons of six
$2999each
$357DOZEN
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Hollick Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon
Coonawarra
Available by the dozen
A solid Cabernet Sauvignon with profound structure and vigorous fruit, the essential Coonawarra style, exuding rich bramble, berries and cassis aromas characters over soft, elegant tannins. Extended maturation in the finest French oak contributes to the wine's overall balance and drinkability. Driven by quality and a hands on approach, representing almost a third of total Hollick production, it's predecessors have won numerous awards at national competitions, including the highly coveted Jimmy Watson, Robert Bryce and Arthur Kelman Trophies.
$2899each
$347DOZEN
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The long and cool, dry growing seasons that prevail in Coonawarra provide ideal conditions for grapes to accumulate intense flavours and colours. Vinified from a selection of fruit grown to older vine Cabernet Sauvignon planted in the shallow Terra rossa soils of Neilson's Block, replanted by Ian and Wendy Hollick circa 1975, with a contribution from the Wilgha vineyard, acquired in 1987. Hollick know that great wines are made on the land, to this end, grapes are handled carefully to retain the exquisite fruit flavours of the vineyard. A measure of barrel ferments, followed by twenty months maturation in a selection of new and seasoned French oak, achieves elegance and builds sound structure.
 
Bright crimson with purple hues. An elegant mix of mulberry, red currant and plum aromas, alluring floral notes. A round and plush wine with red currant, blackberry and cherry fruit flavours. Hints of mint, black olive and cedar add to the finely structured and balanced palate. A focused and intense wine displaying balance and elegance before a long, persistent finish. A match to crusted roast lamb, potatoes and chunky veg.
Hollick Neilsons Block Merlot
Coonawarra
Available in cartons of six
$4999each
$599DOZEN
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Hollick Ravenswood Cabernet Sauvignon
Coonawarra
Available in cases of 6
Ravenswood Lane is the link between the Hollick Coonawarra Vineyards, namely the Neilson's Block. First vintaged in 1988, Ravenswood is only released when the wine satisfies the very exacting quality parameters set by the Hollick team. The best parcels of Cabernet Sauvignon from the Hollick vineyards are earmarked for Ravenswood, typically the fruit comes from the oldest vines growing in very shallow Terra rossa soil. Released in extremely limited quantities, it stands as an icon Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon of great significance.
$6499each
$779DOZEN
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The twelve hectare Neilson's Block was one of the original John Riddoch selections, in true Coonawarra fashion it was exploited as a dairy farm until the planting of rootstock in 1975. Extensive canopy renovation has envigorated the vines and revitalised the quality of harvest. Consistently producing some of Coonawarra's best Cabernet, the cream of crop is earmarked for Ravenswood. Once in the winery the utmost care is taken to preserve the unique and exquisite fruit characters which are its raison d'être. The fruit begins vinification in fermenters before being filled to completely new Tarandsaud & Seguin Moreau French oak barriques for completion and eighteen months maturation.
 
Dense crimson with purple hues at the rim. Lifted, penetrating aromas of blackcurrant and plums, cassis and black olive. A wine of genuine class with intense flavours of dark berry fruits and hints of dried herbs, menthol and chocolate oak, over integrated and soft, fine grained tannins that ensure the wine is approachable in its youth, the track suggests it cellars exceptionally well. Complex and concentrated, best enjoyed with fine gourmandise.
1 - 12 of 89 Purely Coonawarra Red
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