If you are a lover of full-flavoured reds, there is value to be found here. Snappy dark cherry and mulberry flavours supported by lively acidity and balanced, framing tannin. There is an appealing dark chocolate thread running through the wine. A top-value drop with cellaring potential.
Score: 91 ★★★★ – view Toni’s tasting at The Real Review
The Follett family have been grape growers in Langhorne Creek for 120 years and winemakers for 20 years and have rapidly built an enviable reputation for consistently producing outstanding wines. Lake Breeze selects only the best 20% of fruit from the older vines on the property, to create wines with amazing depth of flavour. These wines include the highly acclaimed ‘Bernoota’ (Shiraz/Cabernet) and Winemaker’s Selection labels.
Awards & Accolades
GOLD MEDAL 2018 Australian Small Winemakers Show
GOLD MEDAL 2018 Langhorne Ck Wine Show class 14
GOLD MEDAL 2018 Royal Adelaide Wine Show
A young but delicious Cab Sauv from Lake Breeze, says Taste in Music wine editor, Jane Faulkner. 93 points, Value: Brilliant. “Lake Breeze’s winemaker Greg Follett is pretty chuffed with the 2012 vintage, arguably the best in the past decade or so. The cabernet fruit is sourced from 40-year-old vines on his property and it turns into this fragrant and delicious – if youthful – wine. It smells really good and enticing, with blackberries and brambleberries, earthy, dusty with chocolate and floral notes, lots of spice with the oak characters just poking a bit, but they will continue to amalgamate. Super fresh and lively, the tannins are refined and ripe, there’s some appealing sweet-sour fruit too, with good acidity, although still tight on the palate, but that’s not surprising, given its youth. Cabernet sauvignon often needs bottle-age to reveal all its beauty, as this does. If you want to try it now – and why not given it’s really good value – then let it breathe all day if possible and match it with a spicy lamb tagine for dinner.”