Intense aromas of blackberry, mulberry and dark cherry with hints of fennel and leather supported by spice and tar notes. A generous, structured palate exhibits blackberry and blackcurrant fruit, a touch of mint and an earthy texture.
- SA - Other South Australian
- South Australia
"The Leading Horse portrays Cabernet at it's approachable best, providing blackberry and blackcurrant flavours with chewy, textured tannins"Wine 100 April 2010
That's a mouthful on the label, but I could eat one and happily wash it down with a Leading one." 8.6 /10 Max Crus - Grape Expectations (April/2010)
"This Cabenrnet Sauvignon displays cherry and and blackberry aromas with a hint of herbaceousness, spice and vanilla. The sweet, ripe fruit on the palate also shows a touch of mintiness and is well integrated with mouth coating tannins.David Cumming, - Central Western Daily, Cellar Press (April/2010)
"It's a flavoursome red with earthy, plummy characters and smooth tannins providing a satisfying mouth feel."Ross Noble, The Courier(April/2010)
Winery Tasting Notes
Deep crimson colour with garnet hues.
Intense aromas of blackberry, mulberry and dark cherry with hints of fennel and leather supported by spice and tar notes.
A generous, structured palate exhibits blackberry and blackcurrant fruit, a touch of mint and an earthy texture.
Chewy, textured tannins ensure a finish of balance and great length to be enjoyed over the next eight years.
*** UNFILTERED – THIS WINE MAY THROW A CRUST ***
The Formby & Adams label reflects the Cabernet Dimension of Brothers in Arms. In 1891 William Formby wielded his leading team of Clydesdale horses into action, planting the first 2 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon. Today his great, great grandson Guy Adams continues the family’s grape growing traditions, consistently leading the way through a mix of traditional and modern vineyard management and winemaking practices that enable him to produce the best possible wines from this famous vineyard.
Medals & Trophies
Grand Gold Medal - Best Dry Red Table Wine Overseas Great MUNDUS vini International Wine Awards Germany 2010