Dense ripe, intense blackberries and cassis, with touches of graphite and earth. Full bodied, powerful but well balanced wine with ripe blackberries and a touch of jam. Cedar oak supports the fruits. Long, agreeable warm finish. Named after Sydney Hamilton, the oenologist who established Leconfield in 1974 at the grand age of 76, what an inspiration.
Leconfield The Sydney Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Coonawarra, SA
Outstanding (Score range 95-100)
Often an internationally recognised, leading brand or winery – but not always! Produces a classic wine that is a faultless representation of the style/variety. Complexity on the nose and a seamless palate are an example of the hallmarks of an outstanding wine.
Highly Recommended (Score range 92-94)
A quality focused wine that has plenty of style. Length of palate and intensity are often key characteristics of highly recommended wines. These producers could be the ones to watch in the future.
Recommended (Score range 89-91)
An above average well-made, reflection of the style/variety, which often represents good value for money.