Leal is making real progress on its wines, to judge by this dry, balanced Bordeaux blend. It has lush, sweetly ripe fruit and rich tannins, and feels quite elegant and complex in the mouth. Might improve with a year or two in the bottle.
Lush and creamy, according to one taster, undefined and flabby says another. Both agree on the wine’s superripe fruit—akin to blackberry brandy—and ultrasoft tannins. It’s just a question of personal preference.
Textbook Lake Sauvignon, basically dry (maybe there’s a touch of sweetness), well acidified and rich in figgy, citrus and tropical fruit flavors. The acidity is really what makes the wine work.