2022 J&S Fielke Lenswood Chardonnay

Excellent, elegant cool-climate Chardonnay from the Lenswood sub region of the Adelaide Hills..
4.7
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
3 Reviews

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"This is a truly wonderful wine, and Top Value at $40... I’d call it an Australian Raveneau if I was in to such comparisons. It’s a freak wine though."
- Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

This is a wonderful cool-climate Chardonnay from a single site in the Lenswood pocket of the Adelaide Hills.

Jemma and Steve make this quite naturally but also technically precise. No sulphur through the maturation period, no fining or filtering - it's a taut, minerally Chardonnay that crackles with electricity.

Only a very small make and superb value for money.

95 points
"Here’s a wine of individual personality, yet no shortage of charm... It’s milky, umami, and chalky at once. Sunshine and earth. Terrific wine."
- Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

The 2022 Lenswood Chardonnay is a single vineyard wine. This wine comes from a 40 year old I10V1 vineyard, with a East facing aspect protecting it from the afternoon sun. The fruit was whole fruit pressed and settled overnight without additions, before barrelling down with solids to 30% new oak for a wild fermentation. No sulfur was added until malo naturally completed in the spring. This allowed bottling without the need for fining or filtration after 8 months maturation in wood.

95 points - "Here’s a wine of individual personality, yet no shortage of charm. It’s nutty, saline, zesty in green apple acidity, but also has richness with some butterscotch pudding character (and I can’t tell you how much I like a classic pudding!). There’s apple and pear, a spicy cinnamon edge, and a long and tangy wheatgerm finish. It’s milky, umami, and chalky at once. Sunshine and earth. Terrific wine." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

4.7
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
Based on 3 reviews
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3 reviews
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    Anne G.
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Chardonnay to love

    This is a cracker! Delicious... I had to buy a few more.

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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    Cameron C.
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    1 week ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Surprisingly indulgent

    Ntty, saline notes, butterscotch, apple and stone fruit. Heaps of flavour and creamy texture. Perfume matching that butterscotch/caramel note for me. Reasonably long finish also. Quite tasty albeit a bit atypical from other Hills Chardonnay I've tried.

    TasteRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • DS
    Damian S.
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    1 week ago
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Really interesting and very good

    This is a great re-introduction to Chardonnay from this region. I think it’s reset the benchmark in fact. When you consider the oldies like Yattarna and Petaluma Chardonnay.

    The first thing I notice is how classy the oak is - they must have used some tip-top barrels here. Then the fruit has a wonderful silkiness to it with Xmas spices coming through lightly., couple with a light chicken broth thing.

    I really like it. It didn’t line up the Raveneau promise which I equate to crystalline and tense Chardonnay. This is more Mersault or Challonaise to my taste. But whatever your reference, it’s very good and great value to boot.

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J&S Fielke

Jemma & Steve Fielke are two names you need to put on your radar.

Born and raised in the Adelaide Hills, the two met while studying Viticulture and Oenology at the University of Adelaide and have since spawned this boutique wine label with big plans on the horizon.

They have planted out parts of Jemma's family property in the Hills to one day make their own estate-grown wines but in the meantime, they are sourcing small parcels from Piccadilly and making some profoundly delicious wines.

The word on the street is these two will be big players in the future of the Hills. Get in now on the ground floor of this exciting emerging project.

Jemma & Steve Fielke

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