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Lake's Folly Cab Sav/Petit Verdot 1998 (2x 750ml), . Cork closure.

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Condition: Cellared

Buyers premium: 17.50%

Lot Number: 0037-2473649

Part of Sale: Iconic Aussie Fine Wines – Ft. Henschke‘Mt Edelstone’ 96

GST: Inclusive

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049

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$114
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Closed: 16/07/2019 8.30 PM AEST

Overview

Expert Reviews

91 Points. Gary Walsh - Wine Front. 24 May 2009

I bought this at cellar door in the Sydney Olympic Year of Our Lord 2000 – and doesn’t that seem a lifetime ago on a night like this? This vintage, and a good one at that, is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (60%), Petit Verdot (22%), Shiraz (10%) and Merlot (8%). It was very good as a young wine, although not quite as convincing in middle age – most likely inbetween days I suspect.

Violet and rubbed tobacco with liquorice allsorts, a strong earthiness (you might also say gaminess) and sweet (verging on jammy) fruit. It’s still got plenty of grip and mouth-traction in the form of grainy tannin plus bright fresh acidity and that core of sweet raspberry fruit. Length good, and for a medium bodied wine, it also has a fair bit of oomph but gives an impression of being in transition. I have a number of bottles left (2 or 3 I think) and I’ll be leaving them for a bit longer yet.

Vintage
1998
Grape Style
Other Red Blends
Closure Type
Cork closure

Winery Profile

Lake's Folly was the first new vineyard in the Hunter Valley last century, established by Max Lake and his family in 1963. The tradition continues, with the first boutique winery in Australia making only two wines, a red (Cabernet blend) and a white (100% Chardonnay), using all estate grown fruit.

The property changed hands in early 2000 to Peter Fogarty and his family who, along with local Hunter winemaker Rod Kempe, have continued to maintain the integrity and direction of the Folly.

In the vineyard, quality is derived primarily from the terroir. The old vines, now well and truly self regulated to produce low cropping high quality fruit, are well established and give consistency even in difficult years.

The winemaking aspect is very simple. Hand picking, gentle crushing and traditional open fermentation for the reds, barrel fermentation and extended yeast lees contact for the Chardonnay. Judicious use of French oak, small barrel maturation for both, hand bottling and that's it, no more, no less.

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Bidding History

Bidding Details Bid Time Bid Price Bid Qty Win Qty
D.M - Cessnock NSW16/07/2019 8.24.48 PM AESTAU $114 11
m.s - Essendon VIC16/07/2019 3.29.38 PM AESTAU $109 10
S.N - Chatswood NSW14/07/2019 12.21.18 PM AESTAU $84 10
L.S - Bronte NSW12/07/2019 7.34.30 PM AESTAU $79 10
v.d - nulkaba NSW10/07/2019 9.36.51 PM AESTAU $74 10
g.y - freshwater NSW10/07/2019 2.07.27 PM AESTAU $69 10
J.P - Mosman NSW09/07/2019 5.15.31 PM AESTAU $59 10
P.B - Canterbury VIC09/07/2019 10.28.48 PM AESTAU $44 10
t.b - Hornsby NSW09/07/2019 8.21.57 PM AESTAU $34 10
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