NEW! Lowboi Chardonnay, Porongurup, Australia 2017

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NEW! Lowboi Chardonnay, Porongurup, Australia 2017

32.50

We love a side project, because it’s often the genus of something bright and beautiful, like a sun spot, breaking away from its star. Lowboi is the side project of Guy Lyons, the winemaker at Forrest Hill, and if this is the shape of things to come, then it’s time to shiver with antici… pation. It’s a sensational debut. Tender white-fleshed fruits cut with a dash of lime define the nose, but it’s the palate that really sets the pulse racing. This is serious modern Australian Chardonnay, finely tailored, understated in terms of oak, impressively energetic in terms of fruit and utterly delicious. We tasted it alongside hundreds of Australian Chardonnays and it was on a par with Tolpuddle from Tasmania and Shaw and Smith’s Lenswood Vineyard Chardonnay in terms of sheer panache and downright deliciousness. It’s not cheap, but quality comes from hard graft and you can taste the determination to make something outstanding. Bravo! 12.5% alc. Drink now-2026.


Press review:

Jancis Robinson: “A hint of oak on the nose but mostly pure citrus fruit. Tightly wound and zesty with depth and a creamy finish. Smart Chardonnay showing the potential of the Great Southern subregion of Porongurup. (JH). 12.5% alc. Drink now-2028.“ 17 points

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