This week we’re releasing some terrific recent vintage Australian masterpieces , red and white, plus terrific limited stock deals from South America + wines from France and Greece.
We headline with the multi trophy winning Lake Breeze Cabernet Sauvignon 2012.
Lake Breeze is located in Langhorne Creek, South Australia, where the Follett family has been farming grapes since the 1880s. The estate is situated on the banks of Lake Alexandrina and the vineyard benefits from the 'lake breeze'. Winemaker Greg Follett was brought up on the farm but left to study winemaking at Roseworthy before heading to make wine in California and France. He returned to his roots and in 1987 started making wine exclusively from the best 30 per cent of his old vine fruit. He rapidly built an enviable reputation for consistently producing outstanding wines and Lake Breeze is now one of the most awarded boutique wineries in Australia.
The Lake Breeze Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 is the winner of 2 trophies including Champion wine of the show at the 2014 Langhorne Creek Wine Show. Situated on the Bremer Flood plain at Langhorne Creek this excellent Langhorne Creek Cabernet was produced from the Follett family’s 40 year old vines. Traditional open fermentation was employed followed by maturation in French oak barriques for 20 months, prior to bottling. Totally opaque inky black dark purple colour with very deep dark purple black hue. The nose offers up lifted scents of blackcurrant, dark chocolate and minty bay leaf like notes over a background of cedar and spice. Medium to full bodied with abundant ripe blackcurrant richness the palate also possesses flavours of liquorice and some choc mint with spicy cedar on the back palate. Very fine grained verging on velvet like tannins. Good textural qualities with a long persistent ripe blackcurrant, mint and spicy cedar aftertaste.