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[SOLD-OUT] Lake's Folly White Label Cabernets 2007

Jeremy Oliver 96 points!

Wine Advocate 93 points!

Jeremy Oliver 96 points!
'A classic modern Lake's Folly - a beautifully focused and woven marriage of excellent fruit, oak and tannin. Typically fine and elegant, it reveals dusty, spicy fragrance of violets, blackberries, raspberries and dark cherries pierced by scents of dark plums and blueberries. Tightly knit with fresh cedar/vanilla oak, it's long and silky, with a searingly intense presence of dark fruit underpinned by fine, powdery tannins and punctuated b y a bright, lustrous acidity. Perfectly integrated and charming.'
Jeremy Oliver
Wine Advocate 93 points!
'The 2007 Cabernets is blended of 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Petit Verdot and 15% Merlot. It begins with a deep garnet-purple color and slightly muted nose revealing moderately intense aromas of espresso, blackberry, dried plums, forest floor and loam. A nice backbone of high acidity and a medium level of very fine tannins give great structure fleshed out by an ample amount of restrained fruit. Long finish. Wonderfully approachable now but the restrained nature promises more with age. The medium body and modest alcohol render this a superb food wine, though it's pretty great on its own! Drink now to 2020. This iconic anomaly of the Hunter Valley is famous not just for its visionary founder Dr. Max Lake going out on a limb and planting Bordeaux varieties and Chardonnay in this Shiraz and Semillon region, but also for its high quality achievable in compatible vintages, not to mention remarkable ageability. Since 2000 the winery has been in the hands of Peter Fogarty who established Millbrook in the Perth Hills, a groundbreaking winery in its own right. The new owner has thus far maintained the spirit and the quality of Dr Lake's accolades.'
Lisa Perroti-Brown, Wine Advocate # 188 Apr 2010

NSW- Hunter Valley
Wine Red - Cabernet