The Follett family have been grape growers in Langhorne Creek for 120 years and winemakers for over 25 years and have rapidly built an enviable reputation for consistently producing outstanding wines. Lake Breeze selects only the best 20% of fruit from the older vines on the property, to create wines with amazing depth of flavour. These wines include the highly acclaimed 'Bernoota' Shiraz Cabernet.
The Cabernet Sauvignon uses fruit produced from 40 year old vines on the Follett family vineyard, situated on the Bremer Flood plain at Langhorne Creek. Traditional open fermentation was employed followed by maturation in French oak barriques for 20 months, prior to bottling. The wine displays a complex array of mint and blackcurrant aromas along with some cedary oak nuances. The concentrated palate has a lovely silky texture, showing chocolate and cassis flavours and a wonderfully long finish. With careful cellaring this wine will age superbly for at least the next 10 years.
Trophy (Champion Wine of Show) - Langhorne Creek Wine Show 2018
Trophy (Best Cabernet) - Langhorne Creek Wine Show 2018
Trophy (Best Cabernet) - Langhorne Creek Wine Show 2017
Gold Medal - Royal Hobart Wine Show 2017
Gold Medal - Langhorne Creek Wine Show 2018
Gold Medal - Langhorne Creek Wine Show 2017
Gold Medal & 95 Points - Royal Queensland Wine Show 2018
Gold Medal & 95 Points - Royal Queensland Wine Show 2017
Such a distinctive wine because it can come from nowhere else other than Langhorne Creek, or rather Lake Breeze, as the vines hover around 50 years. The incredible tang and vibrancy of blackberry, mulberry fruit is always packed into this wine. Built for ageing, always made for drinking. Drink to: 2030; Price: $26.00; Date Tasted: Jan 2017; Alcohol: 14%; Rating: 95 Points & Special Value Star; James Halliday Wine Companion
Ever good value, and quality. Cabernet is Langhorne Creek’s best grape, I think. Chocolate cake with raspberries, a little gum leaf/menthol perfume, even-handed use of spicy cedar oak. It’s full-bodied, but only just, delivers a flood of choc-blackberry satisfaction, toasty oak nicely tucked in, supple fine-grained tannin is present throughout, finish is long, with a bit of the old savoury and saline coming through. This is a yes. Alcohol: 14%; Closure: Screwcap; Drink: 2018 - 2030; Rated: 94 Points; Gary Walsh; The Wine Front
Very deep, bright, youthful purple/red colour with a sweetly ripe, bell-clear aroma of violets and blueberry, raspberry and cassis. Hi-fi cabernet character, and utterly delicious. The fruit is very fresh and primary, bright and charming. A gorgeous wine and a definitive cabernet. And it will age superbly. Drink: Now to 2035; Price: $27.00; Rating: 95 Points; Awarded: Top Rank & Top Value; Huon Hooke; The Real Review
An incredibly well-made wine with impeccable balance. Composed dark fruits with good palate depth. Gently fleshy, bright and clean with fine, silky tannins. Produced from 40-year-old vines. Great flavour. Outstanding value. Drink: Now to 2024; Price: $27.00; Rating: 95 Points; Awarded: Top Rank & Top Value; Toni Patterson MW
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