Lake's Folly's main production is focused on two wines, which consistently rate in the best of their type in Australia.
Our wines are single-site grown, vintaged and made on the Estate.
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
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95 / 100
Initial subtle nose (owing to its youth); with 'air', and time, the wine opens up to display white peach, apple and tropical aromas. The palate is seamless, displaying ripe Chardonnay flavours with wonderful texture and generosity. Lovely French oak cradles the fruit perfectly, and allows the wine to finish with a chalky minerality that will improve immeasurably over time, with cellaring.
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
96 / 100
Vibrant fresh red and black fruits - mostly black cherry, blackcurrant and plums with underlying aromas of forest floor and hints of cedar. The palate is incredibly stylish and complex with primary red and black fruits dominant. Medium-bodied, stylish, complete wine with its traditional long finish. Benchmark Folly!