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Leone Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Barossa Valley

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Tasting Notes

Colour

Rich red with purple hues

Aroma

Forest berry fruits with oak spice nuances and minty notes.

Palate

Flavours of forest fruits follow through to palate, dominated by black currant which is perfectly matched to cigar box oak from small percentage of new medium toasted barrels. The balanced tannins and fruit weight result in a gratifying length of flavour.

Wine

The 2014 vintage provided elegant wines with structure and balance. Low yields and even vineyard ripening provided great flavour depth and some firm prominent tannins which have softened during maturation. This stylish blend makes an impressive companion for grilled T-bone & Fillet mignon.

Winemaking

The grapes for this wine are grown on the Estate vineyards in the Barossa Valley. Single wire trellising, low cropping level and an ideal ripening season allowed the grapes to mature to their optimum ripeness. Barrel matured in medium toasted American oak using 30% new barrels in the blend. Fermented at 25 - 28c, twice daily rack and returns into open vats increases the oxygen contact during fermentation. Optium skin contact defines the soft tannins and gives structure on the palate.

Bottle size: 750ml

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Reviews & Awards

Wine Showcase Magazine 2016 - Gold
WineState Magazine 2016 - 4 stars

Jamie Durrant, Essentials Magazine

Lou Miranda Estate Leone 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon – Barossa Valley
A rather austere wine with a surprising point of difference from its Victorian counterparts: pronounced black pepper and powerful cigar-box notes from well integrated oak, balanced in weight with some bright front-palate notes of cherry. To my mind it showcases elements of classic Barossa darkened, cooked fruit, displayed mid-palate as layers of blackcurrant, cooked plums and chocolate, then builds with greater depth as you swishing it around in the mouth. The wine finishes with great length: attractive savoury spice-driven notes colour the back palate making this a great wine to pair with a fragrant beef vindaloo curry or simple thinly sliced, rare roast beef. There’s something utterly comforting about this cabernet that makes it an absolute winner. The seamless fine but firm integrated oak tannins play their part well but the richly ripened fruit leads the charge. As this is a big character wine – bolder than many – choose carefully who you share it with. It’s a massive drop, well designed for marking special occasions with trusted friends.