6 bottle limit
Malbec has a long history in Langhorne Creek and has been successfully used in Lake Breeze blends for a number of years.
Selected from two sites on our vineyard, one on the traditional flood plain which provides richness, dark fruits and soft tannins. The other block on lighter soils off the flood plain where the wine has amazing lifted floral notes, purple colour and a firmer tannin structure.
Both parcels were fermented separately in small open top fermenters with some whole berry inclusion. The grapes had 1 to 2 days of cold soaking prior to fermentation for 7-8 days on skins prior to being pressed into 3 year old French oak barriques. The wine remained in barrel for 18 months, with 3 rackings only to clean up before bottling without fining or filtration.
The resultant wine is deep purple in colour, has an enticing bouquet of violets and mulberry, with some spicy notes. The palate has a luxury mouthfeel and seductive fine tannins which makes for great current drinking or alternatively can be cellared with confidence for the next 6-8 years.
95 pts James Halliday
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