2020 Leconfield Petit Verdot Coonawarra – The Leconfield vineyard was founded in 1974 by pioneering oenologist Sydney Hamilton who at 76 years of age had the dream to produce classic Australian red wine. Time has validated his choice of Coonawarra as a fantastic place to do just that. Today the estate is planted predominantly to Cabernet Sauvignon with smaller patches of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Shiraz and complemented with the white varieties of Riesling and Chardonnay.
Petit Verdot is only rarely released as a single variety and was originally planted on the Leconfield Coonawarra vineyards as a blending component for Cabernet Sauvignon. It is traditionally a late maturing variety and their tiny vineyard consists of only two rows. The fruit from 2020 was exceptionally good.
Fragrant and perfumed showing hints of mocha coffee to augment the perfumed nose overlayed with subtle fine oak. Full flavoured yet elegantly structured with fine chamois tannins, the palate of this wine has flavours of cherry plums with hints of spice.
This wine is very approachable at release, however has the structure to age beautifully over the next 5-8 years
Single Price: $32.00
Any Six Bottle Buy: $24.00
Price per case (12 bottles): $288.00