This is a complex, full-bodied, flavoursome classic Clare Valley Cabernet, showing an intense blackcurrant and cedar bouquet.
Varietal berry flavours on the palate, along with nuances of herbal spice, marzipan and charry oak, are supported with soft, yet firm tannins.
Established in 1893 Leasingham Wines has been an integral part of the Clare Valley for over 100 years. Today, Leasingham’s 300 hectares of vineyards, located to the north and south of Clare, provide the premium fruit, which, along with the winemaking commitment and expertise, enable Leasingham to produce outstanding, award-winning, regional wines.
Vintaged from the renowned dryland Schobers vineyard in South Australia’s
Clare Valley, which produced the Jimmy Watson Trophy winning Leasingham wine. Due to the low rainfall, vintage yields were below average, which served to concentrate the grape flavours. Following vintage, this wine was matured for 3 years prior to release.
Just as this wine has eaten up the oak which I originally criticized, so I have to eat my words. The wine has come together marvelously well; while the oak is still evident, there is the sweet fruit and, above all else, sweet tannins to carry that oak. Retasted January 1998; huge magimix blackberry, chocolate and oak style. Rating 89 - Drink by 2015, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (NOV/1997).
- Top Gold - Griffith Wine Show - Class 23 - 1996
- Gold Medal - Perth Wine Show - Class 21 - 1997
- Gold Medal - Canberra Wine Show - Class 27 - 1997
- Gold Medal - Hobart Wine Show - Class 72 - 1997
A collector's item! However, as with all aged wines, it comes with a 'Buyers be aware' clause, and some labels may not be perfect. If you have any queries, please just drop us an email or give us a call!
|Cultivar||100% Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Units of Alcohol per Bottle||10.4%|
|Allergen Information||Contains sulphites|
|Food Matches||Beef and Cheese|