2014 Hill Block Chardonnay Release
Hopefully, you've all survived what has been a long, and cold winter. As things begin to warm up, and with plenty of soil moisture deep in the ground, the vineyard is looking in great shape heading into the start of the new season.
I'm pleased to announce the much-anticipated release of our 2014 Hill Block Chardonnay - another great vintage of this wine.
There's little doubt that the decision to plant the Hill to Chardonnay was the right one, and this wine already has built a very strong following in a short time. Only 150 dozen was made though, so please order early as we expect this wine will sell out quickly.
The traditional Lake's Folly Chardonnay (around 1000 dozen made each year) sold out in just under 11 weeks after its release in April this year, and our next Chardonnay won't be available until April 2016, with a lot of that now being pre-sold on allocation to A List Members - such is the demand nowadays.
With this offer, we've also included a small, limited amount of 3 Estates Red, which has been held in museum stock and is packaged into some 6-Bottle and 12-Bottle case selections, covering a mix of the 2010, 2011, and 2012 vintages. There is only a small reserve of these 3 Estates wines held aside, and the good news is that they can either be enjoyed now, or cellared for a few years. I'm very pleased with how each of these wines have been maturing and are drinking right now, and the quality of the fruit is really shining through.
2014 Hill Block Chardonnay 96 / 100
Golden straw colour; the nose shows white peach and citrus aromas. The palate has a silky, creamy texture with peach and melon fruits. It is rich and full-bodied, balanced and stylish with just the right amount of French oak supporting it. Drink now - until 2022.
2010 3 Estates Red 95 / 100
Nose shows plums and mulberry fruits, generous ripe fruit palate, touch of earth, tannins solid but balanced; commencement of lovely bottle development - drinking well right now until 2018.
2011 3 Estates Red 97 / 100
Lifted perfume nose, blackberry/cassis fruits. Utterly seamless and classy; incredible length of flavour, balanced with fine tannins - class act! Drink now until 2025.
2012 3 Estates Red 96 / 100
Again, lovely black fruits dominate, stylish firmer tannins and great persistence - can drink now, but better from 2016 - 2022.
With limited stocks available, please place your order early to avoid disappointment.
With best wishes