Leconfield Coonawarra The Sydney Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
It is blindingly obvious that this is something special from the very first sniff. A great vintage, a top producer, a brilliant region and their most revered grape – what else do you need? It is a tribute to founder, Sydney Hamilton, who was behind Leconfield in its early days and would have made those wonderful wines from the 1970s. Opaque maroon. This is seriously good. Gorgeous nose with blackberries, chocolate, cloves, dry herbs, cassis, vanilla and mint with superb oak integration. The wine is exquisitely balanced, with an ideal structure, focus and direction, and maintains intensity for the full, very long journey. A really impressive wine that will sail through twenty years in good cellars.