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September 26, 2022

Old Vine Australians

Filed under: deVine's Daily Blog Article — Dirk @ 11:59 am

Author: Dirk Chan

Australia is home to some of the oldest working grape vines in the world, many are between 75 to century year old. The wines from these small tiny grapes are legendary for their depth, complexity and concentration as well as rarity because ancient vines produce fewer and smaller grapes thus very limited number of bottles. Many are also pre-phylloxera.

Experience the long history and ancient vines, these bottlings are expensive, but for that special occasion, they will showcase what Australia can do. Many can be enjoyed without food.

Pictured left to right:

2015 Rockford Basket Press Shiraz (Barossa Valley, Australia) – $104.99

2017 Langmeil The Freedom 1843 Shiraz (Barossa Valley, Australia) – $169.99

2016 Yalumba Octavius Old Vine Shiraz (Barossa Valley, Australia) – $189.99

2004 Penfolds Grange (South Australia, Australia) – 1.5L – $2249.99

Other similarly worthy candidates:

2010 d’Arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz Museum Release (McLaren Vale, Australia) – $89.99

2018 Langmeil Orphan Bank Shiraz (Barossa Valley, Australia) – $76.99

Enjoy everyone!

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