Lou Miranda Golden Lion Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
- Rich, full-bodied
- Barossa Valley
With Barossa stars shiraz and grenache usually getting all of the attention, cabernet sauvignon can fly under the radar. The Lou Miranda Golden Lion Cabernet Sauvignon is a case in point, particularly considering it comes from the outstanding 2016 vintage. There’s more body and cassis ripeness here compared to cool-climate examples, while it still delivers cabernet’s trademark structure and tannin.
With 24 months in oak, the balance is bang on, delivering lovely cedary notes to support its core of purple fruit. Definitely worth opening now to enjoy with your Sunday roast lamb - and one that can comfortably handle time in the cellar. If you can resist.
Full price $50.00 from the winery on 31 October 2019.
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- Barossa Valley
- Alcohol by Vol.
- Bottle Vol
- Blend Info
- 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
- Serving Temp.
From the producer
Medium to full bodied - A well-structured wine with depth of flavour and great varietal characters. An elegant, yet generous wine, with textured supporting oak giving desirable cigar box flavours which layer nicely with the ripe currant and mint. A complex spicy wine with great length. 24 months in American oak hogs heads gives complexity and a lingering savoury finish.
Lou Miranda Estate
Inspired by his Southern Italian upbringing, Lou Miranda believed that an exceptional wine should always be valued as much as a loving family and good friends. So in 2005 he established his eponymous winery in the Barossa Valley, with the help and support of his wife and two daughters, Lisa and Victoria. With an objective to 'create a unique wine experience combining traditional family elements and world-class wine making techniques', from the selection of first-class fruit to disciplined vineyard management and winemaking techniques, Lou Miranda are a force to be reckoned with.
'Barossa Valley'. This is Australia's key wine brand overseas, in the US especially. It's our riposte to 'Champagne', 'Scotch' and 'Barolo'. My mind conjures these images, in this order: Shiraz, Penfolds wine, Maggie Beer condiments. All of which can GET - IN - MY - BELLY! But there is so much more to the Barossa than first glance. There are fringe (and not so fringe) winemakers actively working to classify the valley's subregions, and this is a very worthy cause. From Moppa to Seppeltsfield to Marananga there's a lot of variation, and the styles produced can vary immensely. This is the next step in the vision of this region (which, let's face it, is a baby in the scheme of things), as it gets acquainted with its strengths, weaknesses and future opportunities.It's a region that's not sorry to produce the big, fruit-driven wine styles that make it so popular. So drink to the future of the Barossa, because it's as bright as any other region on the world stage.
The rules are there ain’t no rules, but here are some foods we think will work pretty well with this wine...
Traditional roast lamb
- 2kg leg of lamb, fat trimmed
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary leaves
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1.5kg chat potatoes
- Basic gravy (makes 2 to 2 1/2 cups):
- 2 cups beef stock
- 3/4 cup red wine
- 2 1/2 tablespoons plain flour
- Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan-forced. Lightly grease roasting pan. Place lamb in pan. Combine oil, rosemary and garlic in a bowl. Rub half the oil mixture over lamb. Season with salt and pepper. Roast for 15 minutes.
- Reduce oven temperature to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Roast lamb, basting with remaining oil mixture every 20 minutes, for 1 hour 15 minutes for medium or until cooked to your liking. Add potatoes to pan for last 40 minutes, turning halfway through cooking.
- Remove lamb from oven. Cover loosely with foil. Stand for 10 minutes. Carve. Serve with potatoes.
- Basic Gravy: Transfer meat (and any vegetables) to a plate to rest. Combine stock and wine in a jug. Skim fat from roasting pan, leaving 1 1/2 tablespoons pan juices and fat in pan. Place pan over high heat. Add flour. Cook, stirring with a wooden spoon, for 1 to 2 minutes or until mixture bubbles and becomes golden. Add juices from resting meat. Slowly add stock mixture to pan, stirring constantly. Cook, scraping pan, for 8 to 10 minutes or until thickened.