Lenton Brae Wilyabrup Chardonnay 2014
$ 65.00 incl. GST
|10% off any 12 bottles.||12 - 12||10 %|
An excellent vintage for Chardonnay. Blended between Bernard clones 76 10%, 96 clone 25% and Gin Gin 65%, whole bunched pressed to oak for wild fermentation (55%) with the remainder inoculated. Roughly 50% new French oak hogsheads for 12 months maturation, and no malo, no fining nor filtration.
“It’s hard to see past the quality-price matrix of LB’s Southside Chardonnay, but this is a distinct, distinguished wine. It’s also a wine that I’d come at with a couple of years bottle age, such is its youthful energy, frisky acidity and sweep of spicy oak. It’s not overtly oaky either, it’s a wine built around lean, tightly-wound, squeaky fruit character. It shows a quiet power with great finesse and resonating length of cool fruit and gentle spice. It’s stunning. “ 95 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