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2017 Luke Lambert Chardonnay

Yarra Valley, VIC

Complex, minimalist, modern Chardonnay from one of the Yarra's gun winemakers.

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2017 is the best harvest I've seen in the Valley.

Luke Lambert

About The Wine

Luke Lambert is one of the Yarra Valley's most talented winemakers of his generation.

His low-intervention winemaking style has been producing effortless wines over the last decade. Low-fi winemaking with quality at its heart.

Luke's Chardonnay comes from the cool, east-facing slope of the Tibooburra vineyard. It is a gorgeous reflection of the site. Luke says, "2017 is the best harvest I've seen in the Valley.". Luke doesn't throw around claims like that.

Tiny volumes available as always of one the best Australian Chardonnays of the new vanguard, act quick it's almost sold out.

About Luke Lambert

Luke Lambert is one of the young guns of the Yarra Valley. His wines are distinctly ‘old world’ in style, with his philosophy being all about wines reflecting their place and terroir, and of minimal intervention in the winery.

Contrary to many of his Pinot Noir-obsessed contemporaries in the Yarra, Luke focuses on Syrah and Nebbiolo as his flagship red varieties. He uses judicious amounts of whole bunch in his traditionally inspired winemaking, gently drawing out the very essence of the special sites he sources fruit from. There is little doubt Luke will continue to produce some of the region’s most exciting wines over the coming years, he is a future icon of this Victorian region.

Luke and his pup in the winery
Luke and his pup in the winery
Yarra Valley, VIC
Reviews

Critic Reviews

95Points
The Wine Front

“Such an attractive wine, undeniably complex, but also with a gulpability that tugs you back into your glass. Saline, tangy, flinty-mineral acidity is a major player here, but there’s cereal and halva savouriness built around it. The perfume is all steely citrus and flint, grapefruit and green apple, so fresh feeling and appealing. There’s a luxurious length and lingering feel to the wine too. It’s tightly wound but supremely balanced above all. You can take all the fanciness here and lavish in it, but deliciousness is the trump card.“ - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From The Producer

2017 is the best harvest I've seen in the Valley. It's broken the trend of early/warm Summer and Autumn periods and was wonderfully mild, long and slow. Rain at the right times and no scorching temperatures over Summer followed by a beautifully even, soft sunshine Autumn.

The slow and long finish to the ripening period meant the fruit on the vine had excellent hang time and stayed in perfect condition. All adds up to lots of perfume, freshness and high acidity. In my view it was the perfect vintage, a 10 out of 10.

The Chardonnay will be slower to come around and really needs a serious decant at the moment but again is held by high acid and lots of white river rock flavour and lemon/lime citrus. this one will last a long time I think and change a lot over the next few years. Almost looks like sparkling base at the moment but will flesh out and unfold into more waxy/cut hay flavours over the next 6 months.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 12.5%
Closure : DIAM Cork
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

Luke and his beloved foudre
Luke and his beloved foudre
Yarra Valley, VIC
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