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2013 Lake Breeze Cabernet Sauvignon

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It’s one of the most famous winery names in Langhorne Creek whom consistently produce the region's finest reds. Expect a regional hit of mint and blackcurrant underpinned by charry oak and a well-integrated palate of fruit, tannin and acids. It would enhance a leg of lamb, stuffed with rosemary and garlic. Or, if you're the patient type, it will continue to improve in the bottle.

Winemaker's Notes

Alc/vol: 14.0%

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2013 Lake Breeze Cabernet Sauvignon

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Wine Companion (2013 Vintage) says
From 45yo vines. The good depth to the colour signals a wine with all the deliciously soft and fleshy mid-palate fruit Langhorne Creek can provide, yet leaving it with fine, savoury tannins to highlight its varietal character.
Drink by 2028
Campbell Mattinson (2013 Vintage) says
They take value and flavour and jam it into the bottle. Or so it routinely seems. A deep river of blackcurrant. Slipstreams of mint. Saltbush notes and a gentle carry of creamy vanilla. It’s well balanced, hearty, opens the throttle on tannin and, in short, delivers in spades.
2016 - 2026+
Nick Stock (2008 Vintage) says
Old vines here again - forty years in the fertile alluvial dirt of Langhorne Creek is quite a life! This dishes up aromas of ripe boy-senberry, blueberry, red fruits, mint and fresh-swept leaves, along with some earthy touches and a serve of sweet-spiced oak - it all works well. The palate's supple, bright and tangy, more medium to full-bodied. It delivers a wealth of ripe plum, blueberry and cassis fruit, really saturated in flavour; ripe tannins float through the finish.
The Good Wine Guide
Tyson Stelzer (2007 Vintage) says
Hankering for hearty winter reds? Langhorne Creek to the rescue! Dripping in Langhorne concentration and oozing with juicy blackberries, black jubes and a load of mint, there’s plenty of structure to keep it upright and poised. These 35 year old vines sure deliver.
Wine Taste - Edition 19 2011
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2006 Vintage) says
The 2005 was an award winner in last year's Big Red Wine Book, and this is in the same quality territory. Spot-on. It tastes of blackcurrant, chocolate, briar-bushes and pencils, though the main impression is of a rich, creamy-smooth red that satisfies all the way to the bottom of the bottle. It has the balance to cellar well over the medium term, but it's ready to rip this winter.
The Big Red Wine Book 2009/10 2009
Campbell Mattinson (2005 Vintage) says
This is a beautiful wine, as good as many at significantly higher prices. 2005 RELEASE Right, get in the car and go out and buy yourself some of this. It's beautiful. Full-bodied, syrupy smooth, flush with blackcurrant, pencils and chocolate-like flavour and lip-smackingly intense. I don't mean to sound gushy - but this is a royal flush. DRINK 2008-2015.
The Big Red Wine Book 2008
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Deep purple-red; fragrant cassis, redcurrant and blackcurrant aromas; a pure wine, with fine-grained tannins part of its strength; quality oak as well. Gold medal Sydney Wine Show '07.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says
Elegant, stylish and finely balanced, with deep flavours of cassis, mulberries, dark plums and blackberries supported by retrained dusty, cedary oak and minty undertones of dried herbs. Its violet like perfume is fragrant and heady, while its long, smooth palate is framed by fine, powdery tannin. Destined to cellar superbly.
Australian Wine Annual 2008 2007
Campbell Mattinson (2004 Vintage) says
This is a beautiful wine, as good as many at significantly higher prices. 2004 RELEASE Snappy red. Delivers a whopping hit of pure, delicious, dark fruit flavour - it tastes of blackcurrant, mint and cedar, and comes complete with a grainy, savoury, enmeshed set of sophisticated tannins. I like this wine more than its big S35 Winemaker's Selection brother. DRINK 2008-2014.
The Big Red Wine Book 2008
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Deep colour and good hue; abundant blackcurrant fruit supported by fine but positive tannins and oak; a lovely wine.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006

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