Simon Hackett – Old Vine Grenache, McLaren Vale, 2015
Simon Hackett – Old Vine Grenache, McLaren Vale, 2015
Simon Hackett – Old Vine Grenache, McLaren Vale, 2015

Upbeat, bright, sun drenched fruit dominated, fills the corners of the mouth but at the same time is not heavy.

90 points Wine Enthusiast, “Best Buy” (2005 vintage)
“A top-notch offering for current consumption, this wine boasts a complex bouquet of black cherries, cinnamon, clove, coffee, vanilla, herbal notes and hints of green peppercorns—it’s a wine you can sit and sniff almost endlessly. The flavors are more straightforward—black cherry and spice—while the texture is delicate, almost soft. Drink now.” (06/07)

Simon Hackett was born and raised in the Barossa Valley where his family have been connected with the wine trade for many generations. – four generations of the Hackett family followed agricultural pursuits in South Australia. Simon worked at Saltram’s, in the Barossa, before moving to McLaren Vale in 1973 where he cut his teeth working at Southern Vales Cooperative Winery (now Tatachilla) eventually becoming senior wine maker. Simon’s privately owned winery is situated at the entrance to McLaren Vale in Budgen road and it is here where he hand crafts his wines in small open top fermenters and gently nurtures them in a combination of French and Oak barriques. Much of his fruit is sourced from dry grown vineyards with ancient, gnarled vines. Yields are very small and his entire annual production rarely exceeds 10,000 cases. Today Hackett sources grapes from the McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley and Adelaide Hills regions of South Australia.

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Vinhas Velhas, Vinho de Talha, Esporao, 2015
Vinhas Velhas, Vinho de Talha, Esporao, 2015
Vinhas Velhas, Vinho de Talha, Esporao, 2015

– Aged in clay amphorae, the wine has a dense structure that comes from the attractive oxidation as well as the fruit of the wine. Blueberry flavors have a juicy, crunchy character.

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`Callabriga`, Douro Tinto, Casa Ferreirinha, 2015
`Callabriga`, Douro Tinto, Casa Ferreirinha, 2015
`Callabriga`, Douro Tinto, Casa Ferreirinha, 2015

– A judicious use of American oak adds a hint of sweet vanilla to this intensely perfumed blackcurrant, blueberry, sandalwood flavoured wine. With finely balanced tannin and acidity, it has the elegance for which Casa Ferreirinha is known.

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