This is the initial release of this wine and follows the Karridale sourced version released earlier this year. It is a stunning wine. A blend of Clone 95 and the ubiquitous Gingin clone. Wild yeast fermented and no malolactic fermentation, although lees stirring has brought texture and richness into the powerful palate. Intense and powerful with a lemon curd, roasted cashew and light toast complementing the fruit concentration. Has a dry, savoury slightly chalky finish. It is a masterful wine and may well be the best chardonnay yet from Messenger and the crew at Juniper.
Juniper Estate Cornerstone Wilyabrup Chardonnay 2020