Leconfield Reserve Shiraz 2020


If their Cabernet Franc represents good value, this is a staggering buy. The wine spent time in a mix of new and three-year-old French hogsheads. Never understood why some wine lovers underestimate Coonawarra Shiraz. Some locals too. This wine should dissuade anyone from that in future. Dark magenta. This is a nose with serious depths to it. Black fruit flavours, coffee beans, mocha, soy, aniseed and chocolate, even a hint of mint. There are also notes reminiscent of red jellybeans. Fine balance and excellent length here supported by silky tannins so the wine is well structured. This is a cracking example of a Coonawarra Shiraz and one which should get even better over the next decade.

Variety: Red Wine, Shiraz