Lenton Brae Lady Douglas Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
$ 33.00 incl. GST
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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.
“I know it’s a funny thing to say, when you’re supposed to be all objective and serious about reviewing wine, but some wines you just like straight away. And that’s it.
Violet, dark chocolate, dark cherry, black currant, baking spices. Slight herbal/bay leaf thing happening but lots of dark fruit and chocolate on a medium-bodied frame. Maybe some black olive. Light but sure grip from tannin throughout. Good length. Lovely ‘classic Cab’ feel here. A very satisfying wine.” 94 points, Gary Walsh, 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