‘This really is a beautiful cabernet’
97 Points & Special Value Wine James Halliday
Coonawarra is one of Australia’s great wine regions, renowned for its rich terra rossa soil – red brown loam topsoil laid over a thin layer of calcrete, sitting on top of a base of the region’s abundance of white limestone. It is situated 100km inland and is 30km long. The region has a predominately maritime climate, with dry and moderately cool summer days and cool to cold nights.
Leconfield’s first Cabernet Sauvignon vines were planted on September 28, 1974, by Sydney Hamilton, this wine pays homage to Sydney’s dream….
“A true Reserve from the best rows planted 30 years ago, picked 20 Mar, in a single open fermenter, pressed before dryness to finish fermentation in new French hogsheads, matured for 29 months. This really is a beautiful cabernet, the barrels made by Dargaud and Jaegle (which I used at Coldstream Hills from ’85 through to ’96) that impart less oak flavour than other coopers. It is totally integrated with the opulent cassis fruit.” – 97 Points & Special Value Wine James Halliday