LENTON BRAE WILYABRUP CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2013

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LENTON BRAE WILYABRUP CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2013

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94% Cabernet Sauvignon wtih 6% Merlot, from the best estate grown Wilyabrup vines.  Fruit is handpicked and individual vineyard lots fermented separetly, with portions being barrel fermented or held on skins for extended maceration depeding on their fruit characters.  The wine then sees maturation in new and one year old French barriques for 18 months before final blending and bottling.

"Loaded with blue fruits, black olive, bay leaf, faint choc mint, tobacco pouch. Plush in texture with a building tug of emery board tannin. Spreads well through the palate, dark plummy fruit, a tobacco-riff through the flavour profile. Texture is great, body is too, satisfying draw of quintessential Margaret River cabernet. Everything in tow. This is one to grab hold of. Hold it proud. Beautiful to drink."  94 points, Mike Bennie, Winefront

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Lenton Brae

Pioneers of the Margaret River region

A pioneering producer of Margaret River, Lenton Brae was established in 1982 by  Bruce and Jeanette Tomlinson, with winemaking today handled by son Edward. A claim to fame is them being the first producer to popularise the Bordelaise white blend of Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, now a flagbearer for the region.  A producer in great winemaking stride, the freshness, prettiness and approachability across the board is striking, and the release of Pinot Blanc shows the continued evolution and relevance here.  A first rate producer from one of Australia’s most enigmatic wine regions.

"It's hard to deny that Lenton Brae is a very high quality producer... firmly in the upper echelon of Margaret River blue chip producers." Mike Bennie, Winefront