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2012 Cabernets

2012 Cabernets

2012 Cabernets

90 Points 90 95 Points 95

$100.00

$95.00

Colour

Deep red with a purple hue.

Aroma

Clean, lifted red berry fruits like redcurrant and raspberry, with a hint of dusty cigar box.

Palate

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.

Cellaring

This wine will benefit from cellaring 10+ years to 2025.

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Vintage

Good growing season; vintage rain which proved difficult for Shiraz (hence no Shiraz component in this 2012 blend).

Region

Hunter Valley 100%

Varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon 83%

Petit Verdot 9%

Merlot 8%

Analysis

  • Alc Vol: 13.0%
  • TA: 6.9g/L
  • pH: 3.40
  • Residual Sugar: 1.8g/L 

Tyson Stelzer - tysonstelzer.com - 2016

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 Points 95

Halliday Wine Companion 2015

90 Points 90