expert reviews about
Lethbridge Wines Chardonnay
Huon Hooke (2011 Vintage) says
Deep yellow with golden reflections. Smoky oak, slight sulfides, malt and nougat as well, very complex and Burgundian with some honeysuckle high-notes. Very fine, taut palate, tightly bound together and nervy with lots of acid. Excellent wine. The wine has filled out around the acidity and will continue to do so.
Andrew Graham (2011 Vintage) says
It takes a special site, careful viticultural and some serious skill to make a smart wine in a hard vintage. Hi-five Ray Nadeson and team. Loads of bubblegum funk here - solids aplenty, the gelatine and white flower funk over what is a nicely intense and rather pure palate. Minimal oak, briny acidity driven, with the winemaking covering over any leanness in the fruit. Is that solids character a little too overt I wonder? Regardless this is mighty stylish, fresh and vibrant booze.
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Bright straw-green; the bouquet encompasses fruit, cashew and oak, but the real character of the wine only makes itself manifest on the mid-palate through to the vibrant citrussy finish; here fresh, crisp nectarine fruit establishes the platform for the wine.Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
An intense, fruit-driven wine, the sweet fruit counterbalanced by lingering acidity.Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Strongly citrussy, lemony, fruit-driven wine, almost into sauvignon blanc flavours, but long in the mouth.Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005