Our whole family is involved in making our wines, and all the wonderful people who drink them become our friends, so we named this wine Carnival of Love, because the wines bring us together. If you look closely you will notice that the Lefty characters are all included in the label and when you join the Carnival of Love and the Enchanted Path together, the two labels form one beautiful continuous love story.
- SA - McLaren Vale
- South Australia
Produced of 100% Shiraz from a single vineyard, the 2010 Carnival of Love was aged in American oak, 97% new. Very deep purple-black in color, it is intensely scented of blueberry preserves, creme de cassis and warm black cherries with an undercurrent of baking spices, licorice, mocha, vanilla, toast and eucalypt. Very full and densely packed with warm blackberry and spice flavors on the palate, it has a solid structure of medium to firm velvety tannins and very crisp acid, giving way to a very long finish. Still quite tight and primary, it should drink best 2014 to 2023+.
Rating 95 - Drink 2014- 2023 Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, eRobertParker.com (FEB/2012)
Winery Tasting Notes
Dark opaque violet with deep crimson hue.
This wine bursts from the glass a dense melange of berry fruits, dark plum, licorice, and fragrant spice.
The palate displays layers of sweet fruit with creamy mocha oak, black pepper hints and superbly balanced tannins, seeming to last for an eternity.
Kangaroo, sirloin steak, veal chops, chocolate fondue, fruit cake