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97 Points James Halliday - Leconfield 'The Sydney' Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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95 Points James Halliday 2015 Leconfield Cabernet and Merlot

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97 Points James Halliday - Leconfield 'The Sydney' Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

May 10's ‘Halliday Wine Companion’ featured James’ recent Coonawarra Cabernet tasting and our 2013 Leconfield 'The Sydney' Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon was ranked the highest with an astounding 97 Points.

‘A true Reserve from the best rows planted 30 years ago, picked 20 Mar, in a single open fermenter, pressed before dryness to finish fermentation in new French hogsheads, matured for 29 months. This really is a beautiful cabernet, the barrels made by Dargaud and Jaegle (which I used at Coldstream Hills from '85 through to '96) that impart less oak flavour than other coopers. It is totally integrated with the opulent cassis fruit.’ Drink to 2043 -  James Halliday

The 2013 vintage is due for release in July 2017. Please contact Leconfield on (08) 8232 8830 for more information.

James Halliday scores for Leconfield 2015 Vintage

James Halliday has just released his points and tasting notes for our 2015 vintage and we have had great results with four of our wines being ranked at 93 points or higher.  
•         2015 Leconfield Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon – 95 Points
Good colour; the excellent vintage has provided winemaker Paul Gordon with a full hand of cassis and mulberry to play with, and he’s played his cards well. The overall result is a medium-bodied cabernet that is already seductive, but please keep your hands off it for the first few years of what will be a long life.
•         2015 Leconfield Coonawarra Merlot – 95 Points
It's easy to see why this should have won a gold medal at the Limestone Coast Wine Show '16, its juicy cassis fruit augmented by the spicy fruit and tannin extract, the result of barrel fermentation of part of the wine. This is right up there in the context of traditional Aus clones available between '82 and '99.
•         2015 Leconfield McLaren Vale Shiraz – 94 Points
Night-harvested from the estate Farm Block, fermented on skins for 7 days, a portion barrel-fermented, matured in French oak. Good, deep colour; a very well-made medium - to full-bodied shiraz, its terroir first and foremost with supple black fruits, a dash of chocolate, good length and balance, the tannins ripe and round, the oak totally integrated.
•         2015 Leconfield Coonawarra Chardonnay – 93 Points
Coonawarra and chardonnay by and large have a stand-offish relationship, but this wine is one exception to prove the rule. The fruit is mid-range between stone fruit and citrus, and has been enhanced by the nutty/mealy influence of the oak. It is elegant and ready now.

Swing & Vines

Monday June 12 Sea & Vines Festival

Put on your dancing shoes, grab the whole family and head on down to Leconfield and Richard Hamilton Wines at McLaren Vale for Swing & Vines! The Lincolns will be entertaining us with their high energy Rockabilly live music. See swing dancers and vintage cars or satisfy your shopping bug with our boutique market stalls. Great street food carts will satisfy all your hunger cravings or just sit back and relax and soak up the great atmosphere. To whet your whistle we will be serving Leconfield, Richard Hamilton and Syn wines by the glass plus Vale Ale beers and soft drinks. A coffee and dessert cart also available. Entry is free.

Syn @ Sunset

December 27, 5-9 pm

Put on your dancing shoes, grab the whole family and a picnic and head on down to Leconfield and Richard Hamilton Wines at McLaren Vale for our annual "Syn @ Sunset' post-Christmas wind-down.

 The Lincolns will be entertaining us with their high energy Rockabilly live music. See swing dancers and vintage cars or just lay back on the lawn and relax. Leconfield, Richard Hamilton and Syn wines available on the night plus Vale Ale beers, Paracombe Cider, Little Miss Daisy dessert and coffee bar and a charity Sausage Sizzle.

 Pre-ordered Picnic Platters are available for $20. Call 8323 8830.
 Entry is free but a gold coin donation to our hard working parking attendants is appreciated.

Leconfield dubbed 'Best Exhibitor' at Limestone Coast Wine Show

The 2016 Limestone Coast Wine Show results have been announced and Leconfield secured a triple trophy haul, winning ‘Most Successful Exhibitor’ along with the ‘Small Batch and Experimental Wines’ trophy for the 2015 Leconfield Petit Verdot, and the Peter Wehl Trophy for ‘Best Merlot’ for the 2015 Leconfield Coonawarra Merlot.

Rounding out the rest of our medals are 5 Gold Medals, a silver and three bronzes

  • TROPHY – Best Exhibitor
  • 2016 Leconfield Riesling – GOLD
  • 2015 Leconfield Petit Verdot – GOLD & TROPHY
  • 2015 Leconfield Merlot – GOLD & TROPHY
  • 2015 Leconfield Cabernet Merlot – GOLD
  • 2015 Hamilton Block Cabernet – GOLD
  • 2014 Leconfield Merlot – SILVER
  • 2014 Leconfield Cabernet Merlot – BRONZE
  • 2014 Hamilton Block Cabernet - BRONZE
  • 2014 Leconfield Cabernet Sauvignon - BRONZE

Selector Magazine awards both Cabernet Sauvignons Top 20 Status

2014 Richard Hamilton Hut Block & 2014 Leconfield Coonawarra

Selector Magazine Winter 2016
 2014 Richard Hamilton Hut Block Cabernet Sauvignon
 This McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon is named after the picker’s hut at the front of the property. Opening with dark fruit and mulberry aromas, it has a very concentrated nose with spicy oak lift. Rich dark berries on the palate are made complex by dried leaf and tobacco notes with soft, well-integrated tannins enhancing the dark fruit finish. A well-balanced and great value Cabernet.

2014 Leconfield Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon
 Leconfield’s classic Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon has been the flagship of the winery since they released the first vintage in 1977. On the nose, it shows toasty oak lift over black fruit and dried herb aromas. While its fleshy dense, the palate displays finesse and intensity with sweet plum and blackcurrant fruit flavours, well-integrated oak and touches of varietal leaf and mint on the long velvety finish.

Introducing the 2015 Richard Hamilton ‘Signature’ Adelaide Hills Chardonnay

We are proud to announce the release of the first vintage of our Richard Hamilton ‘Signature’ Adelaide Hills Chardonnay as the latest addition to our Single Vineyard series.
 Sourced from the Springhead Road vineyards at Mount Torrens, 450m above sea level, this cool site has produced this fine, elegant Chardonnay. Natural fermentation and maturation in a large new oak vat and several French oak hogsheads has imparted nuttiness to the fruit. Natural malo-lactic secondary fermentation has softened the acidity and provided wonderful texture and length.
 The Adelaide Hills are recognised as an ideal environment in which to grow premium fruit.The coolness of the region produces wines of elegance.
$30 per bottle or $26 for Centurion Club Members

David Sly’s 10 Top Regional Picks – Coonawarra

Halliday Wine Companion June/July 2016

2014 Leconfield Coonawarra Merlot
Often the forgotten partner of Coonawarra’s red grape output, merlot is taken seriously by Leconfield winemaker Paul Gordon. Obtaining great dark concentration without overt ripeness, an elegant palate of cassis and redcurrant with a pleasant herbaceous edge is kept long and lean with fine, silky tannins.

'WineLine - The Hamilton Story' feature film receives Award in France

South Australian made wine industry feature film ‘Wine Line - The Hamilton Story’, last night won a third international film and media award – this time in France at a formal ceremony held at the magnificent Palais du Luxembourg in Paris.
The awards to date are:
• Trophy for The Best International Film - 22nd Festival Oenovidéo in France
• Finalist, Society & Social Issues Category - New York International Television and Film Awards
• Bronze medal for Cinematography - 2014 Cinematographer Awards

Follow the link to view a trailer: