Deep red with a purple hue.
Clean, lifted red berry fruits like redcurrant and raspberry, with a hint of dusty cigar box.
An elegant, stylish wine of great finesse and balance, with lovely fruit sweetness and the typical Lake’s Folly stamp of length of flavour and persistence.
This wine will benefit from cellaring 10+ years to 2025.Download Tasting Notes
Good growing season; vintage rain which proved difficult for Shiraz (hence no Shiraz component in this 2012 blend).
Hunter Valley 100%
Cabernet Sauvignon 83%
Petit Verdot 9%
Maker Rod Kempe rates this as a lesser vintage, comparing it with the lighter 1980s styles. He’s characteristically humble – this ethereal, pretty and elegant blend is a credit to him. Rose petal fragrance and understated redcurrant and blackcurrant fruit are laced with notes of tobacco, cedar and subtle dark chocolate oak, supported by finely structured tannins. A vintage of purity, persistence and graceful character.95