Lenton Brae Lady Douglas Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
$ 31.00 incl. GST
|10% off any 12 bottles.||12 - 120||10 %|
Matured in new and one year old French barriques for 14 months, 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from exclusively Wilyabrup fruit. It’s named after the ship on which the first members of the Tomlinson family arrived in Australia in 1884.
Medium bodied and supple, it’s a package of dark berries, cocoa, violet and a lick of eucalypt and sandalwood. Long with a lovely clean flow, its soft tannins give structure whilst being a lot more forgiving than many an Oz Cab, once again so easy to drink. 2018 is a particularly strong release – seamless, and in the scheme of Margaret River Cabernet, exceptional value for quality.
“Attractive, ripe dark fruit with a wealth of blackberry and dark-cherry aromas. This has a very smooth, plush and intense feel to the palate with a rich array of ripe dark-fruit flavors, building to a thread of rich dark chocolate at the finish. Very plush, smooth and fluid. Drink or hold.” 96 points, James Suckling
“This comes from estate and grower fruit. It packs a lot of value and class into a bottle, and seems to have done so over past vintages. What a good fella vigneron Ed Tomlinson is too. Shapely, firm in tannin, succulent in feel too. It’s got lots of cassis and dark berry fruits, touches of black olive and bay leaf. It’s a complete package, the real deal, done superbly and feels undeniably classy, if not a touch generous. It’s a very good wine right here.” 93 points, Mike Bennie, Winefront
Lenton Brae / Margaret River, Wa
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