Lake Breeze Reserve Chardonnay 2019

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Huon Hooke
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James Halliday's Wine Companion
SKU
LBRC201810 UCAU
$23.99 Per item
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Bottle
750ml (Bottle)
$23.99 Per item
The surprisingly cool, maritime conditions at Langhorne Creek allow for a slow even ripening where fresh natural acidity and varietal fruit characters are retained. The grapes for the 2019 Reserve Chardonnay were picked from the most outstanding block of chardonnay on the property and gently pressed prior to barrel fermentation and maturation in French oak. Elements of wild yeast fermentation, extended time on yeast lees and partial malo-lactic fermentation have added complexity and enhanced the natural citrus and nectarine flavours in the wine. An elegant wine with a long and textured finish, which has the capacity to age gracefully in the bottle over the next 6 to 8 years
The surprisingly cool, maritime conditions at Langhorne Creek allow for a slow even ripening where fresh natural acidity and varietal fruit characters are retained. The grapes for the 2019 Reserve Chardonnay were picked from the most outstanding block of chardonnay on the property and gently pressed prior to barrel fermentation and maturation in French oak. Elements of wild yeast fermentation, extended time on yeast lees and partial malo-lactic fermentation have added complexity and enhanced the natural citrus and nectarine flavours in the wine. An elegant wine with a long and textured finish, which has the capacity to age gracefully in the bottle over the next 6 to 8 years

Scores & Reviews

89 / 100

Huon Hooke

"Bright, light to mid-yellow colour with a herbal, vegetal, silage and aroma, a strongly-oaked wine with a lot of vegetal notes. Full and soft, round and easygoing in the mouth, with generous Cognac-like oak and cleansing dryness to finish."

92 / 100

James Halliday's Wine Companion

"Pressed to barrels (30% new) for wild fermentation. All the smart chardonnay techniques in play, 9 months on lees with minimal bâttonage. Lovely ripe flavours, of melon more than peach. Barrel-ferment characters like a touch of gingery spice, while the citrus elements push just a little towards tangy mandarin. Plenty on offer at this price."