RAY JORDAN WINE GUIDE 2016
The Lake House Premium Reserve shiraz 2011 ($40)
Gorgeous perfume notes on the nose of this spicy and thoroughly delicious shiraz from a combination of Frankland River and Mount Barker fruit. Rich dark fruits
with plum and mocha characters fill the soft plush middle palate. Great tannin work helps on the palate while the oak has been cleverly applied. There’s an earthy
sweet savoury combination playing around in there to make for excellent drinking.
SCORE 93/100 CELLAR 7 years
The Lake House He Said She Said sauvignon blanc semillon 2014 ($19)
This blend has a most appealing creamy textural feel in the mouth. Loads of tropical fruit with a few of the edges knocked off by the extra year and all the better for it.
Most attractive current drinking wine at a great price.
SCORE 89/100 CELLAR 2 years
The Lake House Premium Reserve semillon sauvignon blanc 2014 ($35)
Excellent wine that shows Margaret River doesn’t have it all its own way with this blend and style. There’s a lot happening here. It’s spicy and minerally with faint traces of lemon and Granny Smith apple. A little sliced pear works in there too.
Lovely mouthfeel which is crunchy and so alive.
SCORE 94/100 CELLAR 4 years
The Lake House Premium Reserve chardonnay 2012 ($40)
A rich and complex chardonnay. Aromas of spices and nectarine with a splash of citrus. The palate is layered and textured with deep richness. The edge of grapefruit
and crisp fine acid, with a minerally feel brings it all together so well. The oak and fruit combination is so good, with that slight juiciness on the finish a wonderful
SCORE 93/100 CELLAR 5 years
The Lake House Postcard pinot noir 2014 ($25)
Mighty handy pinot noir for this price. Sour cherry and spices on the nose with a vanillin oak and subtle damp earthiness. The palate, though medium to light bodied, is quite firm and carries plenty of punch with that firmish tannin and piercing acid combo.
SCORE 90/100 CELLAR 5 years
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