Lenton Brae Southside Chardonnay 2017
$ 29.00 incl. GST
|10% off any 12 bottles.||12 - 12||10 %|
An over-deliverer, quite the Chardy here. Fermented wild, raised in new and seasoned French oak, naturally settled and bottled unfiltered. Complex, bright and fruit driven.
“It’s hard to deny that Lenton Brae is a very high quality producer, especially if you check out their track record here (shiraz blips aside, but let’s just pass over that, it’s Margaret River shiraz after all, wink wink). That slew of 90+ scores, and consistency, and price points, put them firmly in the upper echelon of Margaret River blue chip producers. Often overlooked, or perhaps kept secret. This wine particularly from this release is insane value for quality. Astounding. Bargain of year territory for me.
Mellow vibe here, clear, clean, slightest touch of funk, whole lot of deliciousness. Stone fruits, faint nougat, green apple. Similar to taste, woven finely, dragged out long. A very elegant rendition of Margaret River chardonnay, poised, even, sleek and high quality. Delicious drinking, indeed. Yes, yes, yes.” 94 points, Mike Bennie, Winefront
Lenton Brae / Margaret River, Wa
Pioneers Of The Margaret River Region
A pioneering producer of Margaret River, Lenton Brae was established in 1982 by Bruce and Jeanette Tomlinson, with winemaking today handled by son Edward. A claim to fame is them being the first producer to popularise the Bordelaise white blend of Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, now a flagbearer for the region. A producer in great winemaking stride, the freshness, prettiness and approachability across the board is striking, and the release of Pinot Blanc shows the continued evolution and relevance here. A first rate producer from one of Australia’s most enigmatic wine regions.
“It’s hard to deny that Lenton Brae is a very high quality producer… firmly in the upper echelon of Margaret River blue chip producers.” Mike Bennie, Winefront