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 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
Great Hunter characters of cedar, cigar box and earth with black cherry, liquorice, and blackcurrant aromas. The palate is fine, but has power. Classy, stylish, with great length of flavour; a long-living wine with great oak support and fine tannins. An outstanding vintage.
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.
95 / 100
Traditional Folly nose of white stone fruit and ripe peach, with perfect subtle oak influence. Nowadays, we are utilising more large-format oak which shows in the elegance but, make no mistake, this is a rich, opulent vintage, not unlike a great Burgundy! Glycerol roundness, though still with the hallmark length of flavour. An earlier-drinking style, to be enjoyed now and for the next 3–5 years.