Reach for a Harry's Monster Cabernet blend any night of the week and save the Classified Confidential Cabernet for a special occasion. Or enjoy it any time you like (it’s exquisite, trust us) as you’ll be saving more twice the RRP ($125) when you secure this Yarra Valley dozen.
In this dozen, you’ll receive eleven bottles of Giant Steps Harry's Monster Yarra Valley 2018 and one bottle of a Classified Confidential Yarra Valley Cabernet Blend 2017.
Giant Steps Harry's Monster Yarra Valley 2018 The 2018 Giant Steps Harry’s Monster is an exemplar red showcasing just what we love about the cool-climate Cabs from this region. It’s at once savoury, spicy, ripe, and refreshing. It’s an assiduously balanced blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petit Verdot.
Classified Confidential Yarra Valley Cabernet Blend 2017 A feature of the Langton’s Classification for decades, this Classified Confidential is one of Australia’s most prestigious and sought-after Bordeaux style blends.
Yarra ValleyThe Yarra Valley was first planted by the Ryrie brothers who explored a way through the Snowy Mountains to the Yarra Valley, planting grapes in 1838 just three years after the foundation of Melbourne. A wine industry (developed by Swiss Settlers particularly Hubert de Castella and Baron Guillaume de Pury in the 1850s) thrived during the gold rush era and heyday of the 19th century. However, the end of the gold rush brought the wine industry into decline and it was not until the 1970’s that the modern wine industry started up again. The region is probably Australia’s best-known cool-climate area, yet it is really a patchwork of meso-climates. This varied topography creates an incredible set of variables. Vineyards are planted on elevations of 50 to 400m on varying aspects and management programmes. The more exposed sites are subject to severe spring frosts and winds. Overall, the area experiences a relatively high rainfall pattern and is known for its temperature extremes during ripening. Site selection is crucial, with the best vineyards often located where the original vines were once planted, generally on sandy clay loams and gravels. The Yarra Valley is well known for high quality Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Blends with Shiraz increasingly garnering attention. Sparkling wine production is also extremely important, with many of Australia’s finest examples produced in the region.