2017 Chardonnay L.C.R.
Green and Pale Straw.
Citrus Blossom. Pear. Mineral. Flint. Lean.
Awards and Reviews:
"Black label: this stands for more alternative winemaking while the white label wines are more conventional. This is a more complex wine, with greater texture and volume. Slightly reductive, and more creamy notes from stirred lees. A most alluring, multi-faceted chardonnay with lots of impact. (120 dozen made. LCR stands for Lake Canobolas Road, the Borrodell vineyard's address. Some of the wine was fermented in concrete eggs)" – 95 Points – Huon Hooke, The Real Review 2019
"Last year I sat down to taste all the new releases with the winemaker, Will Gilbert, but not this year. I suspect he was afraid his movie star looks could not compete with my rock star looks. Or maybe he thought I was a bit of an idiot. Or something like that.
Lemon pith, fennel, white peach, some spicy biscuit. It’s quite grippy and pulpy, some bitter lemon and green herb, slightly chunky feel, some ash and lemon rind on a solid finish. Lacks the charm of the ‘White Label’, but may go somewhere with bottle age." – 91 Points – Gary Walsh, The Wine Front 2020
"A vivid and bright white with sliced-apple and honey character. Limes, too. Medium to full body. Creamy and stony. Bang. Shows so much energy. Drink and enjoy. Screw cap."
93 Points – James Suckling