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Saturday, January 19, 2013
A solid cabernet: Leconfield Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
Leconfield's cabernet sauvignon is usually a fairly reliable sort of wine, and I found myself liking the 2004 vintage even though it had a few issues.
The wine has intense aromatics of currants, chocolate, licorice, cherry cola and blackcurrants. Perhaps a little dessicated I could say, but 2004 is now nine years ago, so this is not to be entirely unexpected even for a good vintage such as the 2004 vintage in Coonawarra. The wine's most eloquent argument is its length - which is quite noticeable. The glosses are the acidity seemed a little higher and the tannins a little drier than I would have hoped for, and thus the balance in the glass is pleasant rather than perfect. But I found the wine rather likeable anyway, its blackcurrant and chocolate driven length carrying me through. Drink up. Good
Price: mid $20s
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