The Lenton Brae Wilyabrup Cabernet Sauvignon displays lifted aromatics of dark fruits, blue berries, black cherries and dark chocolate.
The rich, full-bodied palate echoes these flavours displaying fantastic concentration and fruit definition while being gently supported with supple acidity and tannin.
96/100 Ray Jordan, 2015 West Australian Wine Guide
“Powerful statement and expression of Margaret River Cabernet. Less leafy and more about perfectly ripe and intense cabernet fruit with stewy blackcurrant and edgy black olive characters. The oak is liberally applied and works well in adding complexity and structure to the palate. Firm tannins are fully ripe. This is a classy cabernet built for longer-term cellaring.”
94/100 James Halliday, James Halliday Wine Companion
“The hue is good, though the colour is slightly light, almost certainly a consequence of the correct decision to pick earlier rather than later; the result is a fresh , crunchy cassis-driven suite of flavours couched in a fine tannin web and quality oak; the bouquet, too, is fragrant.”
93/100 Mike Bennie, The Wine Front 2015
“”It’s not much off the 2010 Wilyabrup Cabernet Sauvignon, it’s just more ‘merlot-y’ and shows more mocha oakiness. A richer version, even in the slightly under-powered year. Smells of blue fruit, cassis, choc-mocha, dried bayleaf herbiness. Firm tannins trim the wine even as it feels juicy and expansive. Finishes with chewy pucker of tannin and some crushed granite-like minerality. It’s a fine example.”
Decanter Magazine November 2012 – Coonawarra & Margaret River Cabernets 18.5 – 100/ 95 Points Lenton Brae Wilyabrup Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
One of the ‘Best of the Best wineries’, 5 red stars Former architect and town planner Bruce Tomlinson built a strikingly beautiful winery (now heritage listed by the Shire of Busselton), which is now in the hands of winemaker son Edward, who consistently makes elegant wines in classic Margaret River style…. James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2011 and 2012
Lenton Brae was established in 1982 by Perth town planner and architect, Bruce Tomlinson. Lenton Brae’s philosophy is to produce a limited range of wines, for which the Margaret River region is renowned, and for these wines to be amongst the best of their type. To this end, four wine styles are produced; Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Trophies awarded across the range at regional, state and national levels can attest to the dedication of the Tomlinson family in their endeavours.