It’s about the minerality. Length, intensity, structure. We're genuinely thrilled about this wine.
About the Wine
Sailor Seeks Horse has been one of the breakout Tasmanian producers of the last couple of years. The Liscombes are one of Tasmanian wine's power couples, having taken Home Hill to soaring heights in recent times.
Their own private label is rare as hens teeth and of supreme quality. Grown on their own vineyard in the Huon Valley, this is the second release of their Sailor Seeks Horse Chardonnay.
This is Chardonnay at its most pure and restrained. The wonderful fruit from this blossoming site squarely placed front and centre for all to admire. It's razor sharp, tightly wound and intensely focused. This is serious modern Australian Chardonnay.
About Sailor Seeks Horse
Sailor Seeks Horse is one of Apple Isle's most exciting new producers. The story behind the quirky name is that an adventurer arrived in Tasmania after a jaunt around US on a mule, and places a wanted ad in the local cafe entitled “Sailor Seeks Horse”, attempting to acquire transport in order to explore Van Dieman’s Land. While the adventurer ended up riding around Tassie on a bike, this unconventional and almost poetic story struck a chord with Gilli and Paul Lipscombe. The name of their vineyard was born.
The Lipscombes produce exquisite Pinot Noir and Chardonnay off their estate vineyard, planted by their own hands back in 2005. The wines have a raw energy to them, with a pinpoint balance fruit and savoury spice. They are released in perilously small amounts and are never around for long.
As Mike Bennie declared with Paul and Gilli's inaugural 2013 Pinot Noir release, "We have here a new star in the making." Tasmanian Pinot and Chardonnay lovers, don't miss these scintillating wines.