Lakes Folly Cabernets 1997 (1 x 1.5L Magnum) Hunter Valley, NSW.

Provenance: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Lighter, finer style, lacking a little mid palate weight, but lovely structure and length of flavour.

Overview

Provenance: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Lighter, finer style, lacking a little mid palate weight, but lovely structure and length of flavour.

Region:
NSW - Hunter Valley
State:
New South Wales
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

"Medium to full red-purple; the bouquet is chock-full of cassis/berry fruit supported by perfectly handled oak. The palate is as beautifully constructed as any young wine can be; cassis berry fruit, fine-grained tannins, great length, and again that impeccably handled oak. The best Folly for years, perhaps ever."

Rating 94 Drink 2012 - James Halliday, Wine Companion - Date Tasted Apr 99

Winery Tasting Notes

Season

Wet vintage.

Colour

Crimson / Ruby red

Nose

Berry aromas dominate. Leathery, earthy with slightly herbaceous undertones and some vanillin oak.

Palate

Lighter, finer style, lacking a little mid palate weight, but lovely structure and length of flavour. A touch Burgundian. Some slightly shaded fruit characters (similar to some Coonawarra Cabs), but dominated by Hunter – leather, tobacco, earth. The 97s (both red and white) seem rapid developers, and I question its long term cellaring potential (i.e. past 2010). Close to drinking well even now – drink before your 96s.

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