Reviews

WINE OF THE WEEK - 2014 CABERNET SAUVIGNON

"An amazing buy: this is a superb cabernet and the price is a gift. Fresh, clean, beautifully made cabernet with lots of cassis and negligible regional gum leaf aroma. It’s full-bodied, rich and perfectly ripe, with good structure for ageing and a long aftertaste." 

Score: 95 ★★★★★ – view on HuonHooke.com
Ageing: Best drinking at two to 20 years
Food: Pink roast leg of lamb
Ranked #2 of 25 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon tasted from Fleurieu
Price Benchmark: AUD $57.50 Avg 95pt 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon tasted from Australia

Feb 8, 2017


"WHAT A LEGEND THIS GREAT AUSSIE WINE HAS BECOME ..."

Tony Love - The Advertiser

"... topping the $25 and under class at the Great Australian Red judging - and not for the first time.  It's a 60:40 shiraz dominant blend, but says a lot about the power of Langhorne Creek cabernet, which brings its glorious aromatics and bold fruit as well as adding its big bones to the structure, yet remaining deliciously soft to finish."


James Halliday's 2017 Wine Companion  -  5 red star winery rating

95 pts    Arthur's Reserve 2013              
95 pts    False Cape 2013 The Captain Cabernet Sauvignon                                           
94 pts    Winemaker's Selection Shiraz 2014 Shiraz 
94 pts    Section 54 2014 Shiraz                                         


 "A YOUNG BUT DELICIOUS CAB-SAUV FROM LAKE BREEZE", SAYS 'TIM' WINE EDITOR JANE FAULKNER.

Lake Breeze Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

score: 93             value: Brilliant

"Lake Breeze’s winemaker Greg Follett is pretty chuffed with the 2012 vintage, arguably the best in the past decade or so. The cabernet fruit is sourced from 40-year-old vines on his property and it turns into this fragrant and delicious – if youthful – wine. It smells really good and enticing" ... read more here.


James Halliday's 2016 Wine Companion  -  5 red star winery rating

97 pts    The Drake 2010
96 pts    Arthur's Reserve 2012
95 pts    Section 54 Shiraz 2013
94 pts    Winemaker's Selection Shiraz 2013
94 pts    Cabernet Sauvignon 2013


THE WINE FRONT - Campbell Mattinson

Lake Breeze Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
"Grown on 40 year old vines. Awarded Champion Wine at the 2014 Langhorne Creek Wine Show. Matured in 100% French oak, 40% of which is new.
Strong, bold and vivid. Lively for a cabernet. Flavours and aromas of pure blackcurrant, smoky vanillin oak, musk and violet. Healthy serve of eucalypt/mint character. Smooth through the palate, succulent through the finish. Fruit-filled tannin. Crowd-pleasing but well structured and balanced. In short, it’s very good."

Rated : 93 Points   Drink : 2016 - 2024

Lake Breeze Bernoota Shiraz Cabernet 2012
"Grown on 40 year old vines. Gold medal winner at the 2014 Langhorne Creek Wine Show. 60% shiraz, 40% cabernet sauvignon. Slightly less new oak than used for previous vintages.
If you’ve been known to enjoy a bottle of Lake Breeze’s famed Bernoota red, then you will love this. It’s a classic example of the label. Balanced, bountifully-fruited, slapped with sexy vanillin/coffeed/musky oak but, importantly, beautifully well balanced. Tickled with fine tannin through the finished. Spot on example of the style."

Rated : 93+ Points    Drink : 2015 - 2025


Lake Breeze amongst Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine's 'Best Cellar Door Awards'

BEST TASTING EXPERIENCE Langhorne Creek: Lake Breeze Wines.

 


James Halliday's 2014 Wine Companion  -  5 red star winery rating

95 pts    Winemaker's Selection Shiraz 2010 Shiraz             
95 pts    Arthur's Reserve 2009                                         
94 pts    Section 54 2010 Shiraz                                        
94 pts    False Cape 2010 The Captain Cabernet Sauvignon  


 
It’s an Aussie icon – an institution, declares Tyson Stelzer – wine author and the Wine Communicators of Australia 2013 Wine Communicator of the Year. The timeless blend of shiraz and cabernet sauvignon, first championed in Australia in the late 1800s, is being ‘resurrected’ thanks to The Great Australian Red challenge, conceived and run by Tyson and UK wine communicator, Matthew Jukes

The one wine that scored the most comments from sommeliers and trade this afternoon at our tasting was the Lake Breeze Bernoota Shiraz Cabernet 2009 from Langhorne Creek – out of all our wines on show. You can pick this up for around $18. It was by far, everyone said, the wine that was the most consistent,” said Tyson. 


 

Jeremy Oliver's Australian Wine Annual 2013
2008 Arthur's Reserve Cabernet Petit Verdot "A classy, very polished wine whose deep, heady bouquet of violets, cassis, blackberries, blueberries and cedary oakreveals undertone...
 
Halliday's Wine Companion 2013 STANDOUTS
Bullant 2010 Shiraz 94 Points  "Langhorne Creek's Lake Breeze continue to impress with high-quality red wines of exceptional quality. This newly released 2010 Lake Breeze Bullant...
 
Section 54 Shiraz 2009
From bold and brooding to floral and silky, there's diversity of local styles to suit all tastes and budgets, writes Jane Faulkner. "Winemaker Greg Follett comes from a long line... 

The Great Australian Red
TROPHY FOR 'BERNOOTA'! The yet to be released 2009 vintage of our 'Bernoota' Shiraz Cabernet blend, has been awarded a gold medal and the trophy for BEST WINE $20 & UNDER at T...