Leconfield The Sydney Reserve Cabernet 2014 | Think Left Bank Cabernet
Leconfield The Sydney Reserve Cabernet 2014 pours a deep garnet-purple color with crimson highlights. Rich cassis and black cherry leap from the glass, followed by hints of savory herbs and toasty notes. So elegant, with blackberry, cassis, and plum driving the palate, supported by hints of cedar and baking spice. While refreshing acid on the mid-palate is a delightful segue to silky tannins on the long, persistent finish. Enjoy now to 2030.
Now, after spending 29 months in new French oak, The Sydney displays a refined and well-integrated texture. While beautifully fusing Australia’s signature ripeness and power with European elegance and nuance. Impressively Left Bank by way of Southern Australia. While this astonishingly complex red could cellar for another decade or drink beautifully tomorrow.
Leconfield Winery & the Hamilton Family
Leconfield is situated in the heart of Australia’s famous Coonawarra with its rich Terra Rosa soil over limestone. Hence providing the ideal environment for growing premium Cabernet Sauvignon. While founding the vineyard in 1974 by pioneering oenologist Sydney Hamilton. Who at 76 years of age had the ambition to produce the classic Australian red wine?
So, time has validated his choice of Coonawarra as a fantastic place to do just that. Of course, today the estate remains a family wine business owned by Dr. Richard and Jette Hamilton. And is planted predominantly to Cabernet Sauvignon with smaller patches of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Shiraz, Petit Verdot. In addition, complemented with the white varieties of Riesling and Chardonnay.
The Hamilton family have been growing grapes and wine in South Australia since 1837
Winemaker Paul Gordon
Since graduation, Paul gained experience in all facets of winemaking. All this while working in the Barossa Valley, Mildura, Sydney and Coonawarra for the Southcorp group. Plus, including 12 years as winemaker and senior winemaker at Rouge Homme in Coonawarra until 2001. Interspersing this period with experience in Europe. He joined Leconfield as Senior Winemaker in December 2001.