LAKES FOLLY CABERNETS 2018

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Rodney Kempe
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James Halliday's Wine Companion
SKU
LFCA201810 UCAU
$100.00 Per item
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750ml (Bottle)
$100.00 Per item
Lake's Folly Cabernets is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Shiraz made from low-yielding, estate-grown, hand-picked fruit. The fruit is open-fermented producing softer, more subtle tannins, and then transferred to large old casks for six months for settling, and then into small French oak barriques (new and one- and two-year-old) for approximately one year before bottling. Excellent long-term cellaring potential of up to 20 years, depending on the vintage. Rated: Excellent – Langtons Classification of Australian Wine
Lake's Folly Cabernets is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Shiraz made from low-yielding, estate-grown, hand-picked fruit. The fruit is open-fermented producing softer, more subtle tannins, and then transferred to large old casks for six months for settling, and then into small French oak barriques (new and one- and two-year-old) for approximately one year before bottling. Excellent long-term cellaring potential of up to 20 years, depending on the vintage. Rated: Excellent – Langtons Classification of Australian Wine

Scores & Reviews

96 / 100

Rodney Kempe

Clean, vibrant lifted blackcurrant and black cherry aromas with perfumed violet hints. Palate is generous and the pristine red and black berry fruits flow over the palate with fine tannins and elegant oak supporting a sensationally balanced and long-living Cabernet.

96 / 100

James Halliday's Wine Companion

Blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, petit verdot and shiraz. The classic Folly Hunter red blend rarely ceases to amaze with its great subtlety and finesse, even in a challenging year such as '18 which was hot, drought-affected and short. The wine is in great form with a mellifluous aroma of fine-edged fruit, leaf, dark chocolate and the prettiest violets. The wine fairly glides with poise, balance and some of the smartest, seamless oak going. Everything is in its place, just so.