Leconfield Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 | Give it time and be rewarded | 95 points
A classic-styled Coonawarra Cabernet, easily confused for a Left Bank Bordeaux. Leconfield Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 presents dark purple and ruby. While the nose reveals lovely cassis, spearmint, and plum fruit tinged with cinnamon, clove, and French oak. Excellent density, packed with juicy plum and bracketed by chewy tannins. Finally, excellent length with a dark chocolate and sweet spice finish. Drink now-2027.
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95JH | Leconfield Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 has good color. While the excellent vintage has provided winemaker Paul Gordon with a full hand of cassis and mulberry to play with. And he’s played his cards well. Yet the overall result is a medium-bodied cabernet that is already seductive. But please keep your hands off it for the first few years of what will be a long life.
Leconfield Winery & the Hamilton Family
Leconfield is situated in the heart of Australia’s famous Coonawarra with its rich Terra Rosa soil over limestone. Hence providing the ideal environment for growing premium Cabernet Sauvignon. While the vineyard was founded in 1974 by pioneering oenologist Sydney Hamilton. Who at 76 years of age had the ambition to produce the classic Australian red wine?
So time has validated his choice of Coonawarra as a fantastic place to do just that. Of course, today the estate remains a family wine business owned by Dr. Richard and Jette Hamilton. And is planted predominantly to Cabernet Sauvignon with smaller patches of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Shiraz, Petit Verdot. In addition, complemented with the white varieties of Riesling and Chardonnay.
The Hamilton family have been growing grapes and wine in South Australia since 1837
Winemaker Paul Gordon
Since graduation, Paul gained experience in all facets of winemaking working in the Barossa Valley, Mildura, Sydney and Coonawarra for the Southcorp group. Also including 12 years as winemaker and senior winemaker at Rouge Homme in Coonawarra until 2001. This period was interspersed with experience in Europe. He joined Leconfield as Senior Winemaker in December 2001.
“Great wine cannot be made without exceptional fruit. I pride myself on developing close relationships between both our winery and vineyard staff. We all constantly evaluate our wonderful vineyard resource to find innovative means of maximizing fruit quality in our wines.”
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|Why add this wine to your Collection / Cellar?||Often confused for Left Bank Bordeaux | Let it age for a few years and be astonished at the results for $20 | 95 points JH | Free ship on 6+|
|Why now?||$20 best price around | Free ship on 5+|
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|What is it?||Coonawarra Australia Red Wine|
|What’s in it?||Cabernet Sauvignon | ABV 14.5%|
|When to drink?||now thru 2027+|
|Pair with:||Red Meat, Poultry, Comfort Foods, Hard Cheese|
|Drink with:||Good Friends & Family|
|Occasion||Full flavored Red Meat Meals | Excellent with Lamb and Risotto|
|If you want to drink now...||Decant 30 Minutes|
|Recommended purchase Qty:||6+ includes free shipping|