Leconfield Cabernet Sauvignon 2013


Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon’s ability to age gracefully is remarkable. This Leconfield is testimony to that. It has the classic cassis and cigar notes blended with complex dustiness with ubtle chocolate powder aromas emerging once fully open. On the palate the wine is full of life, generous ripe blueberry and plum, giving a deeply flavoured, finely textured finish. The tannins are polished and well defined. It presents an impressive layered middle palate, invoking memories of black forest gateaux. To match, I went all out on the barbecue and prepared a rib on the bone, lamb cutlets and loin, South American chorizo, roasted potatoes, pebre, celery & radish – what an amazing contrast to savour. The interactions it provoked with beef versus lamb was intriguing. The latter synced more and enhanced the flavour of the meat — elevating the sensorial experience. The beef however, was nowhere near as pronounced. This is a terrific wine displaying both concentration and elegance showing at peak drinking now.