8 x Lake's Folly Cabernets 2018
Clean, vibrant lifted blackcurrant and black cherry aromas with perfumed violet hints. Palate is generous and the pristine red and black berry fruits flow over the palate with fine tannins and elegant oak supporting a sensationally balanced and long-living Cabernet.
4 x Lake's Folly Chardonnay 2019
Stone fruits and minerality are instantly apparent along with some tropical fruits, with hints of passionfruit and vanilla bean. The palate is stylish - again, stone fruits dominate, but there is a complexity and richness of fruit culminating in a classy, classic style of Lake's Folly Chardonnay, reminiscent of a good Burgundy. Drink now, or cellar up to 15+ years.
Lake's Folly Cabernets is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Shiraz made from low-yielding, estate-grown, hand-picked fruit. The fruit is open-fermented producing softer, more subtle tannins, and then transferred to large old casks for six months for settling, and then into small French oak barriques (new and one- and two-year-old) for approximately one year before bottling.
Excellent long-term cellaring potential of up to 20 years, depending on the vintage.
Rated: Excellent – Langtons Classification of Australian Wine
Lake's Folly Chardonnay is made from low yielding, estate-grown fruit which is barrel fermented and aged on yeast lees for eight months in French oak barriques (30–50% new). There is no secondary malolactic fermentation.
The wine cellars extraordinarily well, with many vintages living for 10+ years.