Glenlofty Estate’s vineyards sprawl across the foothills of the Pyrenees appellation in Western Victoria. Here the climate, ancient granitic soil types and varying slopes mirror those of France’s northern Rhône region. The vineyards were planted in 1995 and until 2010 sent their cool-climate premium fruit for blending into high-end wines under Seppelts and Penfolds labels. In 2010 the vineyards were acquired by the pioneering Richmond-Smith family, well-known in Australian agriculture since 1839.
A vibrant ruby-red colour in the glass. A lovely nose of violets, raspberries and mulberries, sage and aniseed, oak is toasty. This is lovely. Ripe red berries with a silken glide, tannins fully integrated. Uber classy - understated and aristocratic. Date Tasted: March 2020; Drink: 2020 to 2030; Price: $60.00; Alcohol: 14%; Rating: 95 Points; Nick Butler; The Real Review
This block is typically one of Glenlofty's best cabernet locations, and it clearly was in '17. 18 months in used French and American oak has helped provide texture without aggression. Drink to: 2032; Price: $60.00; Date Tasted: Feb 2020; Alcohol: 14%; Rating: 94 Points; James Halliday Wine Companion
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