94 Points James Halliday
Deep purple-red; fragrant cassis, redcurrant and blackcurrant aromas; a pure wine, with fine-grained tannins part of its strength; quality oak as well. Gold medal Sydney Wine Show '07. Drink to 2019.
Source: James Halliday. March, 2007
The 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon is a full bodied style, using fruit produced from 35-40 year old vines on the Follett family vineyard. Traditional open fermentation was employed with maceration times varying between 7 - 21 days. The wine was matured in French and American oak barriques for 20 months, prior to bottling with minimal filtration.
It displays a complex array of mint, blackcurrant and cedary oak aromas. These characters are also reflected on the palate, which has silky texture and a wonderfully soft tannin finish. This wine has a cellaring potential of 10 years.
2006 Royal Hobart International Wine Show
- Best Cabernet Sauvignon Trophy
- Gold Medal - class 47
2006 McLaren Vale Wine Show
- Best Fleurieu Peninsula Pre-release Wine
- Gold Medal - class 45
2007 Langhorne Creek Wine Showcase
- Champion Wine
2007 Sydney Royal Wine Show
- Gold Medal - class 20
The past 13 vintages of Lake Breeze Cabernet Sauvignon have won 5 trophies, 22 gold medals and many other awards.