"Leston sounds like the bloke in the office with the thick glasses who brings in his own lunch. Scotsdale sounds far more sporty and adventurous. Maybe I’d drink a bottle of the Cabernet with old Leston whilst eating roast beef sandwiches and discussing evolutionary biology and knock off a bottle of the Shiraz with old Scotsdale whilst tucking into a big rare steak and talking Footy and other rubbish. Two bottles in a day sounds a bit much though so I am glad they are only my imaginary friends…
Aromas of cassis, cherries, chocolate, damp earth and gum leaves and fine cedar oak. There is an attractive ‘felt marker pen’ sort of lift here too. On the palate full bodied with deep cassis, cherry, dark chocolate, earth and cooler minty flavours. Strong but finely textured tannins and vibrant clean acidity. Finishes long with plenty of fine grained tannins and gravelly cherry fruit. Lovely stuff."
Rated : 93+ Points
Tasted : Jul07
Alcohol : 14.5%
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2010 - 2020
Gary Walsh, The Wine Front 16 July 2007