Lake's Folly White Label Cabernets

"Established by Dr Max Lake in 1963, Lake’s Folly was one of Australia’s first boutique wineries. The ‘crisis of expectations’ is an ironic description for his once over-famous wines. The Cabernet however is back in form illustrating the inscrutable fact that the weather in the winemaker’s mind is as critical as vineyard site. The vineyard is located on a combination of volcanic and alluvial soils. The Cabernet is open fermented and then matured for approximately 12 months in a combination of new and used French oak barriques, the proportion of new oak ranging from 1/3 to a 1/2 depending on vintage. The Cabernet is an elegant perfumed style with violet, blackcurrant, earthy characters, fine-grained tannins and underlying savoury oak."Andrew Caillard MW