What an impressive evolution that Leconfield has undergone.
Once known for some of the meanest, greenest wines in Coonawarra (not helped by the fact that they didn’t have a working destemmer for a while there), Leconfield’s reputation is now very much about consistency – as this ten year vertical shows…
If anything this 2014 Leconfield Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon is the exact opposite of green – it’s teetering on too ripe. Sexy ripe though. Very dark red in colour, it’s concentrated and thick from the outset, with a very lush coffeed blackberry richness with a dash of eucalypt. Ahoy Coonawarra! Polished and silky, the style is silky smooth, fleshy and lavish, every bit the ripe and berry fleshed wine you expect it to be, complete with bitter tannins and warming alcohol.
My only quibble that it’s a bit too warm and there’s no subtlety. Still, for weight, juiciness and silky length this is very easy to like. I may even be scoring it too lowly. Best drinking: 2018-2030. 18.1/20, 93/100. 14.5%, $40. Would I buy it? Maybe not buy it but I’d enjoy a few glasses.
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