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Leconfield Coonawarra Merlot 2019

Special Price $22.00 Regular Price $28.00
A beautifully complex drink this, one in a lineup of consistently outstanding Merlot. Yes, you read correctly, consistently outstanding Merlot. Straight face, honest! There’s chocolate and mint here, along with blackcurrants and plum, plenty of fine grained tannins and cedary oak – outstanding concentration of flavour. With a quick decant this is ready to go but will reward cellaring for 6-10 years.
Leconfield Coonawarra Merlot
Wine Specs
Variety
Merlot
Region
Coonawarra, SA
Vintage
2019
Winery
Leconfield
Winemaker
Paul Gordon
Body
Medium
Sweetness
Dry
Drinking Window
Now - 2028
Bling
94pts Kim Brebach, 92pts Huon Hooke
Alcohol %
14
Closure
Screwcap
Size
750 mL
Biodynamic
No
Organic
No
Vegan Friendly
Yes
Planted in the renowned terra rossa soil of the Coonawarra, Leconfield's Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot vineyards range from 20 to 40 years of age and benefit from a climate very similar to the Bordeaux region in France. Both vineyards regularly produce stunning fruit, no surprise that their straight Cab and Merlots regularly win gold medals, trophies and pick up big scores…
Coonawarra, SA

Region

Coonawarra, SA

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Coonawarra, SA
Coonawarra, SA

If there is one combination to look for when browsing for a good medium-bodied red, Coonawarra, terra rosa and Cabernet Sauvignon is always a winner. Far down the line from Adelaide (about 390km southeast, a grape's throw from the border of Victoria), the name is Aboriginal for "honeysuckle", yet reds from the region are more known for flavours of plum and blackcurrant.

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Leconfield
Leconfield

Region: Coonawarra
Proprieter: Dr Richard Hamilton
Established: 1974
Address:
Riddoch Highway
Coonawarra
South Australia, 5263

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