Lake's Folly Cabernet Blend 2001

Lake's Folly is relatively famous for being one of the first boutique wineries established in Australia that preceded the Australian wine boom in the second half of the twentieth century.  They also only produce two wines: a cabernet and a chardonnay, both from the Hunter Valley.  What is perhaps most unusual is that the sub-tropical steamy Hunter Valley seems so unsuited to cabernet.  Their 2001 cabernets vintage is however very good.  It had a barny, leathery and peppery aroma, and a palate with soft, opulent length, that perhaps lacked a little depth, but was very pleasant to drink.

Rating: Very Good, Abv: 12.7%, Price: around $100, Website:, Tasted: 2010

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