Shiraz Langhorne Creek South Australia
Lake Breeze Winemaker Selections are only released in exceptional vintages, when fruit is of the most outstanding quality. The pedigree of Winemakers Selection has been established over a series of blockbuster vintages which have been met with the highest critical acclaim and peer approval. Only the finest barrels are chosen for the final assemblage, resulting in very limited quantities of the most exclusive editions. A national treasure, this velvety rich Shiraz is fashioned from the fruit of vines up to forty five years of age, grown to the Follett family property.
The Lake Breeze property is situated along the banks of Bremer River, surrounded by majestic river red gums which overlook the Follett Family Vineyard. The site was established in the 1880s by Arthur John Follett, great, great grandfather of the current family of sibling winemakers and growers. Lake Breeze selects only the best twenty percent of fruit from older vines on the property, up to forty five years of age, to create small batch wines with an amazing depth of flavour. Shiraz is picked at optimum maturity, inoculated and vinified on skins for a eek or more in open fermenters, followed by a lavish maturation in a selection of French and American oak barriques for twenty two months.
Deep scarlet colour. An uplifting nose, showing blackberry, aniseed and chocolate perfumes, milled pepper spice, licorice and vanilla cedar notes. The palate is full and luscious, filled with dark fruit characters, brambleberry, black currant and spiced plum, excellent length of flavour, finely polished oak and the softest tannins. A match to rib steak or succulent braised cheek.