- Unfined and unfiltered
- One of the most talented young winemakers out of Australia
- Making Shiraz and Nebbiolo in cool climate and blasting away the competition
2016 Luke Lambert Nebbiolo offers a darker fruit personality than the 2015 vintage, as well as greater palate weight and more fruit richness. Freshness is not a problem, however, as there is good acidity and as the vineyard settles down, Lambert is producing wines with more tannin with each passing season
It’s hard to separate this wine from any great nebbiolo’s in the world with its firm, ribbons of tannin, sour cherry acidity, lean, reserved feel and suggestions of earth, tar, char, dried flowers. It’s a beautiful, charismatic drink, structured, complex, lean and intense, with a reserved nature that grows and builds as time and air and space happen around the wine. The tannins are glorious, sticking under gums and yet compact and precise as the wine is sipped on. It’s perfumed as all get out too. A wine celebrating definitive character of the variety, drinkability, reserve and potential - it’s kept off higher praise as it’s length is just shy of full at present. Wonderful wine.