Monday, June 13, 2011

Flemings Langhorne Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Flemings Langhorne Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

Medium to full bodied, dark garnet colored - from the Langhorne Creek area of South Australia, this Cabernet Sauvignon is vibrant and expressive bursting with dark and red berry fruit flavors accented by a layer of vanilla, with hints of chocolate rounded with soft oak on a lingering moderate tannin finish.

RM 92 points.

I usually have very good records on the provenance and source of each bottle of wine in my cellar but I admit I had no record of this one and no recollection of when or where I bought it! Its the only one I have regretably and I must go find more. What a pleasant suprise, and even more so when I researched the price of this wine and found it to be languishing in a couple east coast wine shops for $18 for the 2000 vintage. When I research further I find the label was short lived as later vintages are branded '3 Dragons' Langhorne Creek Cabernet Sauvignon representing the three partners in the venture. Indeed, this bottle features the '3 Dragons' logo graphic.

On the Flemings Wine website, they claim they aim to provide premium quality wines that provide good value for the money and their legacy of this wine are sure testament to that achievement. I look forward to finding and drinking more wines from this producer in the future. Accordingly, they present on their website Flemings '8 Barrels' Barossa Valley Shiraz as well - also aged in American Oak barrriques (large barrels). By the  way, no relation to the popular Flemings Steak Houses which are notable for a respectable wine list and large selection of wines by the glass. Look for Flemings Wine and let me know of your experience! Cheers.