Lake Breeze Langhorne Creek Bernoota, 1999

50% Shiraz, 50% Cabernet Sauvignon. This was purchased on eBay (I’ve had good luck with these recently) as a ‘6-pack’ . Opened one without a rest, and WOW! I think you have to have a hankering for a wine in this somewhat extreme style (I do.) This is an Aussie wine, by the way

The nose is full of big, dark, fruits with a hint of smokey cedar. First taste is of blackberry, again very intense and ominous. Slightly hot and acidic , but then mellows slightly to a simply large longlasting berry (black, with some current.)

If you are in a mood for a huge, ominous bottle, I highly recommend this. Approx $15 per/ bottle. I’ve not seen these locally, but worth a check.

One thought on “Lake Breeze Langhorne Creek Bernoota, 1999

  1. Hi there.

    good to hear your report on one of my local favorites. I live nearby the Langhorne Creek wine region and tasted (and bought) the 2003, 2000 and 1999 vintages of the Lake Breeze ‘Bernoota’ on the weekend just past. I report to tell you that the latest vintage is coming along very well, it will age well, and the 2000 and 1999 are very similar, the berry characteristics are even more developed from when you reported.

    keep enjoying South Australian wine. email me if you want to know more about the region!

    reagrds, matt.

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