BEN MILLER WINEMAKER COMMENTS
S: 2014 was a year of records. Following a record winter rainfall there was a delayed start to spring with strong early winds. This affected some of the earlier varieties on exposed sites. With good soil profiles and some warm weather,the vines finally took off with exceptional growth in the early months. A record summer dry spell ensured very little disease in the latter half of the growing season.
A blend of freshly cut stone fruit, white peach and nectarine, drizzled with lemon. Layered with subtle oak and spice, providing depth and complexity
Generous fruit with elegant structure. Grapefruit pith, minerality and creamy nougat all combine to create a layered and balanced wine with exceptional length of flavour. Deep in the south of Margaret River, beyond where most tourists venture, stand towering Karri forests, protecting a
hidden cave they call the Devil’s Lair. It’s after this unassuming and somewhat shy cave –one of Australia’s most significant archaeological sites
–that Devil’s Lair is named. Devil’s Lair is fortunate to be able to tread its own path, unrestrained by tradition, with a sense of wisdom that comes
from a strong bond with an ancient land. It’s the intuition of a talented team, the freedom to do things differently and the subtlety of the soils that makes Devil’s Lair wine respected for their great clarity, delicate fruit flavours and elegant structure.
Varietal : Chardonnay,
Brand name : Devil’s Lair The Hidden Cave chardonnay 2014,
Liquor style : white wine,
Country : Australia,
Region : Margaret River wineries,
State : Western Australia,
Varieties : chardonnay,
Wine Guide 2016
Mighty impressive entry-level chardonnay for Devil’s Lair. Lovely light toasty oak with a hint of struck match character. The fruit is well integrated with fine oak finishing with a lick of grapefruit and minerals. This is a classy chardonnay that you won’t often find at this price and it’s starting to hit its best drinking period. SCORE 93/100 CELLAR 4 years