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Leabrook Estate is a family-owned boutique winery located in the cool climate Adelaide Hills at Balhannah in South Australia. From an engineering background and having made wine for 35 years, Colin Best is the winemaker and grapegrower. His wife, Chris, manages the marketing and sales for the company. Leabrook Estate specialises in high quality Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and produces a range of other cool-climate variety wines including Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc. Some scribes call Cabernet Franc "Poor Man's Cabernet Sauvignon". This is not the case for this variety grown in the Adelaide Hills when full ripeness has been achieved. The wine rich, mouth filling and fruit driven, not overpowered by oak and having mid palate fullness, a characteristic of the variety, and firm, fine tannins balancing the rich smoothness evident at this very early stage of its life. This latest release follows vintages that have consistently received Trophies and 4 to 5 Star ratings. Many restaurants class this as the epitome of the variety in Australia and it fares very well when pitted against the best that France has to offer.
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