New French oak
LECONFIELD, Cabernet Sauvignon
100% matured for 17 months in mixture of French and American oak
A fragrant Riesling with citrus notes of lemon and lime on the nose. Intense citrus characters dominate the palate and are balanced with a zesty and crisp acidity.
A stylish Merlot with excellent depth of flavour and structure. Aromas of nutmeg, cinnamon and nutmeg on the nose, which continue through to the palate. This is a medium bodied wine with smooth texture and succulent tannins
SYN, Cuvee Blanc
31% in 1-3 year old oak
Oak Matured for 15 months in 55% French and 45% American oak Hogsheads.
This is a modern, elegant Chardonnay with peach, almonds and toasty notes on the nose. The palate shows tropical notes with clean acidity and delicate buttery characters. 50% of the wine underwent malolactic fermentation to preserve the freshness of the wine.
LECONFIELD Old Vine Riesling
A complex nose of choc-mint with integrated subtle oak and cassis and plums. The round palate has sweet, ripe fruit and medium bodied in structure, it has fine, silky tannins showing elegance and restraint.
A delicious Cabernet showing classic notes of cassis, blackberry and cedar on the nose. On the palate the delicious fruit shines through and is balanced with velvety, long lasting tannins
This is a stylish wine. It has full flavour in which the seamless, silky tannins mould with the concentrated fruit to provide richness, yet it retains a tight, elegant structure.
LECONFIELD Cabernet Merlot
100% matured for 14 months in mixture of French and American oak
This is a beautifully balanced, creamy sparkling red wine showing lively raspberry and cherry flavours and finishes with a soft and cleansing acidity.
31% in 1-3 year old oak
The nose shows peaches and typical biscuit notes. The palate is elegant and fresh with a persistent mousse and velvety creaminess. Produced in the Charmat Method.
..."Leconfield’s first Cabernet Sauvignon vines were planted on September 28, 1974, by Sydney Hamilton. His life's ambition was to grow and produce a classic Australian Cabernet Sauvignon. Since acquiring Leconfield in 1981 from his uncle, Richard Hamilton has added to the original landholding and plantings....."
In my first ever range review as a wine buyer; there was a gap in the portfolio for a Coonawarra Cabernet. Following a meeting and tasting with an Aussie ex-pat from Leeds, I listed the Leconfield range – one of the top producers of Cabernet Sauvignon in Australia. Sure enough their wines went on to regularly pick up trophies and gold & silver medals. That ex-pat has been a friend ever since and is the Sales & Marketing Manager at Leconfield.
Leconfield’s first Cabernet Sauvignon vines were planted on September 28, 1974, by Sydney Hamilton. His life's ambition was to grow and produce a classic Australian Cabernet Sauvignon. Since acquiring Leconfield in 1981 from his uncle, Richard Hamilton has added to the original landholding and plantings. The total vineyard size now stands at 43.7 hectares.
Undoubtedly, Coonawarra produces Australia's greatest Cabernet Sauvignon. The concentrated fruit flavours cover the spectrum from blackcurrant to plum to red cherry to prunes, with a unique Coonawarra earthiness. The wines are renowned for their depth of fruit flavour, complexity, elegance, extraordinary length and their cellaring performance. Coonawarra is also renowned for its stylish Shiraz and Merlot. Riesling and Chardonnay are the two predominant white varieties, with the region producing some of the nation’s finest examples of these styles.
My abiding memory of Leconfield is a 75 minute flight in a 4 seat twin-prop plane from McLaren Vale International “air-strip” down to Coonawarra. ...flying below the clouds! I got back to my hotel room a little bit lighter than when I had left that morning.
100% matured for 15 months in a mixture of French and American oak