Songlines Estates Leylines Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Dozen
91 POINT RATED CAB SAV FROM THE LATOUR OF MCLAREN VALE DECANTER MAGAZINE
- ★★★★★ ★★★★★ 3.75 out of 5 stars.
- 91 POINT RATED SOUTH AUSTRALIAN CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Impenetrable dark red with light red and purple hues around the edge. This wine is rich with sweet licorice and black berry fruit aromas with a hint of vanilla from well-integrated oak. Finely structured wine with hints of cinnamon and chocolate nuances. The palate shows elegance and length with dark plum fruit and cashew, with a smokey oak influence. There is a lot of complexity of flavours and mid palate richness. The obvious finesse and length of this wine will show early in its life and continue to drink well over the medium term.
91 Point Rated Wine Showcase Magazine
“Songlines” are invisible pathways which criss cross the land all over Australia and stretch across continents and ages. The exceptional wine is named Songlines as it perfectly encapsulates the importance of the land, people and knowledge learned over time and across continents.
Leylines is made with the same meticulous care and attention as Songlines and Bylines but with a smaller price tag. The grapes come from vineyard blocks younger than those used for Songlines and Bylines and the fruit has been specifically hand chosen for its approachability as a young wine. 2017 saw the selection of some older material as part of the blend to add some more complex character and add longevity. The winemaking uses warmer ferments in traditional open fermenters with hand “piage” 4 times each day to soften the palate, and the use of older barrels to impart less oak dominance. The wine is matured for 12 months in second and some third use French barrels to provide softer rounder oak character.
This style has softer tannins suggesting cellaring for the medium term and earlier drinking in mind. Balanced and fully approachable on release it will hold for 4-6 years.
|Grape Variety:||Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Cellaring:||Drink now and will cellar for mid term|
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