“Langhorne Creek is arguably the most underrated region in Australia.”– James Halliday, The Wine Companion
Just like leading Australian critic James, our man on the ground, Dan Parrott, is a big fan of the wines from this enclave. It’s quieter than other parts of South Australia (i.e., it isn’t flooded with mega-sized wineries), but it does enjoy legendary status with fans and critics alike, as its powerful, distinctive fruit has been the “secret weapon” in quite a few Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy winners – Australia’s top wine prize.
Dan’s especially excited for you to taste his latest find, sourced from a confidential contact at a local boutique who swore us to secrecy, to protect their high-priced image.
Named for the massive, nearby lake that blesses the local vineyards with cool, afternoon breezes (key to locking in aromatic and flavor complexity in the grapes), Lake Alex is an elegant and well-structured Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s rich and dark, with an abundance of ripe black currant and black plum fruit framed by trademark eucalyptus/mint notes – a dash of Malbec adds further black-fruited intrigue and extra-velvety texture.
Lake Alex is a delicious solo sipper or perfect for dinnertime – especially if lamb or beef are on the menu. Are you getting thirsty yet ... ?