August 2016

MID-YEAR RELEASE

2015 Hill Block Chardonnay

 

We're pleased to announce the much-anticipated release of our 2015 Hill Block Chardonnay - an outstanding wine with a production of only 200 DOZEN, which we anticipate will sell quickly.

 

2015 HILL BLOCK CHARDONNAY          96 / 100

"An exceptional example of terroir on a doll's house scale."   96 POINTS  |  James Halliday  (www.winecompanion.com.au)

Colour is golden straw, with a green hue.  The nose displays fragrant peach and nectarine fruits.  Palate is rich and flavoursome, with strong stone fruit characters, which are coupled with wonderful secondary barrel fermentation characters that contribute lovely complexity and texture.  

 

In addition to this Hill Block release, we're offering our last stocks of the 3 Estates Red (2011 and 2012 vintages).  The 3 Estates is a blend of Lake's Folly Cabernet, with parcels from the Fogarty family's Western Australian vineyards in Margaret River, and the Perth Hills. Both of these 3 Estates vintages are drinking very well right now.  At this stage, there are no plans to continue with this label.

I have also decided to include an offer of a 'wine closure trial' mixed case of Cabernets, so that you can be the judge on this topic.  This is the second year that we have bottled a small quantity of Cabernets under screwcap seal, and we will continue trials until we are convinced of the best outcome (which may take some years, so we will continue to use primarily cork seals on the Red).  We have a 6-bottle case of 2014 Cabernets, with 3 bottles each under screwcap and cork seal.  It will be an interesting exercise to put away some wine from this great vintage for 10+ years, and assess for yourself which is the better seal for Lake's Folly Cabernets.

 

AUSTRALIA'S MOST COLLECTED WINES 2016    #AMCW16    www.wine-ark.com.au

Wine Ark, Australia's largest wine storage provider, surveyed the wine stored in their cellars across the country and have just released their 'Most Collected' list of wines for 2016.  The list is based on statistical data from thousands of individual wine collectors, and Lake's Folly has again featured in the Top 50.

Lake's Folly Cabernets    -  1st 'Most Collected Cabernet (Bordeaux Blend)'  -  4th Overall Most Collected wine.

Lake's Folly Chardonnay  -  2nd 'Most Collected Chardonnay'  -  23rd Overall Most Collected wine.

Campbell Mattinson, wine writer, said:  "Peering into the treasure chests of Australian wine collectors is always a fascinating exercise.  It's not just informative; it helps ground us all.  For all the talk, for instance, of new Australian Chardonnay styles, two of the biggest (upward) movers on the collector list are Lake's Folly Chardonnay and Giaconda Chardonnay, both invariably made in a fuller style.  Australian wine collectors listen and learn but ultimately think for themselves.  That's why we crave these lists.  They keep things real.  The chattering folk can say whatever they want; this is what's actually happening."

 

All of the wines offered here will also be available for tasting at Cellar Door, until sold (which may not be long), so please call by and see us if you're in the Hunter - Pete, Roger, and I will be happy to pour you a glass and discuss all things Lake's Folly!

As always, orders will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

YOU CAN PLACE YOUR ORDER ONLINE HERE.

Cheers

 
Rodney Kempe
Winemaker

 

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