Lenton Brae Wilyabrup Chardonnay 2015
$ 66.00 incl. GST
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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.
“Lots going on in this wine with complexity and refreshment factor the main two takeaway messages. Has some savoury, toasty stuff in palate, a juiciness and full flavour of stone fruits too. Bouquet is heady and rich, peachy, nutty, creamy. Really lovely feel all up and tipping into a more generous style. Good.” 92 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