Monthly Archives: March 2019

Luke Lambert Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2014


Here’s another one of those wines that have sat at the back of my cellar and not been reviewed before. I bought this exactly three years ago and it’s now sitting nicely in the middle of its drinking window.

Luke Lambert advised that yields for 2014 chardonnay were down 70% from previous years so there was never much of this about. It sold out at cellar door on release.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front) commented “geez, I like the way he handles chardonnay. Like that ‘touch of Jura’ to them.”

I’ve got 17 bottles in Melbourne which can be here week before Easter if ordered (note: next airfreight closes 8 April), no minimum purchase. The fall in the A$ has clipped a bit off the previous listed price of S$54, so it’s now being sold at S$50.


David Boxall

2014 Chardonnay

Zena Crown ‘Vista’ Eola-Amity Hills (Oregon) Pinot Noir 2015


This is a brand new release from Jackson Family Wines’ range of Zena Crown pinots, in fact in doesn’t even appear on their website as yet. A first for the US and a first for Singapore.

Listed in the US at US$75, it’s S$113 here, so pretty close to a straight US$/S$ equivalent.

I’ve got plenty in Singapore so you might want to stock your wine fridge whilst I sort out the challenges with the new Australian air regulations.

You might also like to try the other Zena Crown pinots, all in stock in Singapore:

2013 Conifer – 9 btls – S$113 – Wine Spectator 91
2014 Confer – 8 btls – S$103 – James Suckling 93
2015 Conifer – 15 btls – S$113 – Wine Spectator 94

2013 Slope – 9 btls – S$113 – Wine Spectator 93
2014 Slope – 13 btls – S$137 – Robert Parker 93+
2015 Slope – 14 btls – S$113 – Robert Parker 93+

2014 The Sum – 13 btls – S$103 – Robert Parker 92


David Boxall

2015 Vista PN