Devil's Lair 9th Chamber Chardonnay Marg
Product ID: 557159_master
Brand: Devil's Lair
9th Chamber Chardonnay 2015
WINEMAKER COMMENTS BEN MILLER
VINTAGE CONDITIONS: Margaret River had consistent winter and above average rainfall in spring which combined with a very dry summer producing small Chardonnay bunches of intense flavour concentration and brilliant acid structure. When picked at the right time, Chardonnay produced exceptional wines of precision and freshness
GRAPE VARIETY: Chardonnay
MATURATION: This wine was 100% fermented and matured in one-year-old seasoned French oak barriques. Wine was stirred on lees for 10 months before it was bottled.
COLOUR: Pale vibrant green straw
NOSE: Intense lemon, pink grapefruit and subtle almond oak bouquet promises a wine of concentrated opulence and restrained power
PALATE: Very elegant, unctuous, multilayered and tightly focussed. Flavours are true to the aroma with an intense lemon, white nectarine and cashew like intensity. Very persistent and refreshingly vibrant. The finish shows tremendous line and length with a lingering finish.
With a unique combination of climate, geography and geology, Devil’s Lair celebrates wines of great clarity, delicacy of fruit and elegant structure. The philosophy of Devil’s Lair is to make wines that define the region, respect the variety and above all, make complex, interesting wines.
Devil’s Lair 9th Chamber Chardonnay 2015 is the fourth release of this single vineyard wine. This wine is made only in exceptional vintages and Margaret River was blessed with a stunning 2015 season.
The fruit was hand-harvested and then whole-bunch pressed into old French oak barriques. This wine will continue to mature gracefully and, whilst not essential, will benefit from decanting prior to enjoying.