2021 Lambert Nebbiolo
Lambert’s Nebbiolo block sits halfway up Denton’s north western slope in the middle of the Yarra Valley, where it catches all the available sunshine hours. The soils here (granitic sand over granite bedrock) provide a very special and unique terroir for the Yarra. It’s this soil, along with the climate and variety, that gifts the wine much of its brightness, fresh red fruit and floral perfume, as well as its fine tannins.
An Australian winery to receive pageantry on the cover of the NY Times for the quality of the wines, the vision of the maker and the beauty of the place. Gorgeous aromas: lilac, Seville orange, sour cherry and a smattering of dried thyme, anise, tea tree and scrub. Lacy tannins. Bright acidity. While Lambert posits that he wants 'more grunt', this is nebbiolo that proves that uncanny relationship to pinot noir that is often cited, to be irrefutable. Drink or hold.
Ned Goodwin MW - JamesSuckling.com