Lakes Folly Cabernets 1999 (2 x 750mL) Hunter Valley, NSW.

Description:

Savoury, stylish and youthful, the tannins have settled down considerably on this wine – now fine grained and chewy. Primary fruits of blackberry are still evident, but beginning to give way to more complexed bottle development.

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Savoury, stylish and youthful, the tannins have settled down considerably on this wine – now fine grained and chewy. Primary fruits of blackberry are still evident, but beginning to give way to more complexed bottle development.

Region:
NSW - Hunter Valley
State:
New South Wales
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Medium red-purple; the bouquet is sweet and ripe, with a distinctive mix of small, dark berry fruit and earth. The palate opens with ripe, soft, fleshy fruit before distinctly regional savoury/earthy characters take over towards the finish; the parts need time to come together. Rating 90 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion Edition 2002

Winery Tasting Notes

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Grape Varietals

Cabernet Sauvignon 62%, Petit Verdot 20%, Shiraz10%, Merlot 8%

Colour

Excellent, a vibrant brick red with no dulling or browning.

Aroma

Distinctly Hunter, with leather and earth floor tones, but still displaying good primary fruits of black cherry and raspberry, coupled with sweet cedar and cigar box aromas.

Palate

Savoury, stylish and youthful, the tannins have settled down considerably on this wine – now fine grained and chewy. Primary fruits of blackberry are still evident, but beginning to give way to more complexed bottle development. Remarkably good drinking at present considering in its mid life phase, this wine will of course improve further and drink magnificently in another 3-5 years+.

Cellaring Potential

Drink now to 2014.

Winery Profile

Lake's Folly was the first new vineyard in the Hunter Valley last century, established by Max Lake and his family in 1963. The tradition continues, with the first boutique winery in Australia making only two wines, a red (Cabernet blend) and a white (100% Chardonnay), using all estate grown fruit.

The property changed hands in early 2000 to Peter Fogarty and his family who, along with local Hunter winemaker Rod Kempe, have continued to maintain the integrity and direction of the Folly.

In the vineyard, quality is derived primarily from the terroir. The old vines, now well and truly self regulated to produce low cropping high quality fruit, are well established and give consistency even in difficult years.

The winemaking aspect is very simple. Hand picking, gentle crushing and traditional open fermentation for the reds, barrel fermentation and extended yeast lees contact for the Chardonnay. Judicious use of French oak, small barrel maturation for both, hand bottling and that's it, no more, no less.

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Other Information

  • 1999 vintage
  • 2 x 750mL units
  • NSW - Hunter Valley, New South Wales
  • Cork closure
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