August 2014

Hill Block Chardonnay and 3 Estates Red Release

I am delighted to be able to offer you the much-anticipated new releases of our Hill Block Chardonnay and 3 Estates Red.

Both recent additions to the Lake's Folly fold, these two wines have continued to receive great reviews and high scores from wine critics, and are fast gaining a reputation as serious contenders and wines of integrity worthy of the Lake's Folly name.

 

Hill Block Chardonnay 2013  -  97 Points James Halliday  -  only 175 Dozen made

Beginning as an experimental planting of four rows back in 2003, the 'Hill Block' very quickly demonstrated its suitability to produce a Chardonnay of impeccable pedigree.  Cuttings from the original Lake's Folly Chardonnay vines (planted in 1969) were used to plant out the Hill Block.  The soil on the Hill is a heavy, rich red volcanic clay with limestone underlay - quite different to the sandy loam on the alluvial creek flat and, as such, produces a different style of Chardonnay which is more 'generous' with nice minerality on the finish.  Screwcap seal.    

James Halliday's 2015 Wine Companion review:

"Brilliant green-straw, it is more intense and focused than the Chardonnay from the original, larger, plantings... It is truly delicious, and also has great finesse."

 

3 Estates Red 2012  -  95 Points James Halliday  -  only 280 Dozen made

The third release of this wine, 3 Estates is a blend of the best parcels of fruit from the 3 Estates owned by the Fogarty family. The elegance and finesse of the Lake's Folly Hunter Valley component, meshes beautifully with the more robust Margaret River Cabernet, and Perth Hills Shiraz, and creates a very stylish, unique wine which can be enjoyed now, or cellared with confidence for up to 10 years.  Sealed under cork.

James Halliday's 2015 Wine Companion review:

"Fragrant, lively, medium-bodied, understated, enduring and definitively varietal, it is every bit worthy of the great name of Lake's Folly."

 

These wines will also be available for tasting in our Cellar Door, until sold, though with such limited quantities we expect they will sell quickly.

If you'd like to order these wines now, you can place your order online here.

Cheers

 
Rodney Kempe
Winemaker

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