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2015 Lyons Will Estate Chardonnay

Wine Details

Winery
Lyons Will
Vintage
2015
Grape Variety
Chardonnay
Region
Macedon Ranges
Alcohol (%)
13.5
Purchase Price ($)
35
Wine Rating
94
Closure
Cork
Source
Sample

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2015 Lyons Will Estate Chardonnay
Wine Rating 
 
94

This is the second release from Lyons Will Estate, the wines are crafted from their estate vineyard in Lancefield which is planted to 2.3 acres of Chardonnay and 2.7 acres of Pinot Noir. The wines are representative of exceptional cool climate viticulture and meagre yields which in the most part are a pre-requsite to grow grapes in the Macedon Ranges.

The wine was barrel fermented and spent 16 months maturing in french oak of which 35% was new, with time in oak and on lees helping to provide a rich tapestry of complexity but in no way being the star of the show. Quality cool climate fruit shines though with the nose awash with white peach and nectarine that’s backed by a touch of flint.

The palate is well proportioned with stone fruits and fig with flashes of wood spice before a mealy, savoury texture drives structure and focus to finish.

Drinking well now, and will continue to evolve over the medium term.

When to Drink

Optimal Drinking
2017 - 2026
Date Reviewed
12 17, 2016