March 2017

NEW VINTAGE RELEASES

2015 Cabernets & 2016 Chardonnay

 

We're pleased to announce our new vintage releases for 2017 - details are below.

In other news, Wine Ark released its 'Australia's Most Collected Wines' rankings in late 2016 (www.wineark.com.au), and Lake's Folly again featured prominently, with the Cabernets holding its Number One position as 'Most Collected Cabernet Blend' in Australia (4th overall Most Collected wine).  The Folly Chardonnay also did well, retaining its place as Australia's 2nd Most Collected Chardonnay (and jumping up 12 positions to Number 23 overall Most Collected wine).  These awards are significant in that, the Wine Ark rankings reflect what you, our Customers, are statistically buying and putting in your cellar for future enjoyment, and we value most what our Customers think.  Needless to say, we're delighted with this news which can be attributed to our many loyal Members and Customers who continue to enjoy Lake's Folly wines as much as we love making them for you - so thank you!

Campbell Mattinson, wine writer, said:  "Peering into the treasure chests of Australian wine collectors is always a fascinating exercise.  it's not just infomative; it helps ground us all.  For all the talk, for instance, of new Australian Chardonnay styles, two of the biggest (upward) movers on the collector list are Lake's Folly Chardonnay and Giaconda Chardonnay, both invariably made in a fuller style.  Australian wine collectors listen and learn but ultimately think for themselves.  That's why we crave these lists.  They keep things real.  The chattering folk can say whatever they want;  this is what's actually happening."

 

2015 Lake's Folly Cabernets          93 / 100

Deep brick red colour, with aromas of dark fruits like black cherry, hints of violets, liquorice and charred oak.  The palate is soft and generous for a medium-bodied wine.  Blackberry fruits flow onto the palate - the wine has its trademark length of flavour and excellent fruit sweetness and balance.

2016 Lake's Folly Chardonnay       94 / 100

Colour is light straw; the nose has creamy peach aromas, subtle oak and a hint of fresh lime.  The palate is a finer style with peach and oatmeal characters.  At release time, the wine is more refined and lean in style, but with time will display its typical creamy richness.  Definitely a fruit-driven style that will live for many years.

 

Our Cellar Door re-opens from Saturday April 1st for tastings and sales, and I hope to see you if you call to visit throughout the year.

As always, I'd encourage you to order early so as not to miss out on this release - link to order online is below.

YOU CAN PLACE YOUR ORDER ONLINE HERE.

Cheers

 
RODNEY KEMPE
Winemaker

 

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