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2016 Eldridge Estate Gamay

Red Hill, Mornington Peninsula, VIC

Benchmark Australian Gamay from the great Eldridge Estate.

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$45.00

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About
David Lloyd a leading exponent, and a pioneer of Gamay in this country. 

Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

The iconic Eldridge Gamay is one of the great cult wines of the Mornington Peninsula. Vigneron David Lloyd's vision to plant Gamay on his stunning Estate more than 20 years ago has certainly paid dividends.

He makes only around 6 barrels of Gamay each year, in a terrific vintage the scramble for an allocation can reach fever pitch.

The 2016 is a very good vintage of this distinguished wine. A little plusher and darker than the previous release, a more robust version of Eldridge Gamay but a charming one none the less.

Hitting the heights of 94 points from The Wine Front's Gary Walsh, this is a benchmark wine for the variety in Australia.

About Eldridge Estate

When David and Wendy Lloyd purchased the picturesque Eldridge Estate on Red Hill in Mornington Peninsula in 1995, their mission was, "to produce hand crafted wines of distinction that are true to the grape variety and the flavours from our unique site."

It's fair to say that more than 20 years on, that dream has been fully realised. David runs the property with zero carbon footprint, continuously searching to optimise the effiency and quality of his wines.

A deep dive into the right clonal material for the Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Gamay on his small block has seen the wines of David Lloyd become respected as among the finest of Mornington Peninsula.

The great Daivd Lloyd pruning his Pinot Noir
The great Daivd Lloyd pruning his Pinot Noir
Mornington Peninsula, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

Chemistry:

- 13.5% Alcohol by Volume

- pH 3.48

- Total Acid of 6.3g/L

Blend : Gamay (100%)
ABV : 13.50%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

The pint-sized Eldridge Estate vineyard
The pint-sized Eldridge Estate vineyard
Mornington Peninsula, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

94Points
The Wine Front

"David Lloyd a leading exponent, and a pioneer of Gamay in this country. Could have been considered to have been tilting at windmills back in the day, but often a labour of love pays dividends, eventually. Now, the rest of Australia has caught up.Cherry, spice, a little dried herb and flower perfume, pencil oak in the background. Medium bodied, wonderful depth of flavour and supple texture, tannin is buried deep, but alive and kicking, cool acidity, fresher red fruits bob up on a long and pure finish. Wonderful." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"David Lloyd has done more work with gamay than any other maker. The plantings are mature, and he invested this vintage with what I call glossy berry fruit (plus sweet spices)." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

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