Loom SV 2017 Chardonnay
Finally a wine I’ve seriously sat down and considered… I should have written about this first, before I got bored, and certainly before my lad just snap chatted me to let me know that Skeleton Bay is 15ft and going off on True Surf. LK sent me this, I’m not sure who wrote it, certainly not me as it's way to informative, but there’s onshore’s and a downgrade from epic to good on the way so I’m using it so I can move on. What I can say with unwavering confidence that whilst this is a real nice wine, it’s a work in progress, it’ll sneak into the top eight and from there it's anyone’s to have, but each year they get better and the 18’s I’ve seen on the bench will be proper contenders in the years ahead. For the journey alone it’d be worth keeping a few of these close, they’ve great energy and everyone involved is super committed to doing the best they can and this comes through in every glass, which I love even more than the wine.
100% Chardonnay fruit harvested on the 20th March 2017, sourced from Bill Hardy's single Chardonnay site in the cool climate region of Adelaide Hills. A long, cool fermentation was carried out with partial lees stirring to add complexity. Following that, the wine went into French oak, a mix of puncheons and hogsheads (25% new) to impart further complexity and character in the wine. (13%ABV)
SILVER - Adelaide Hills Wine Show 2017