Lingua Franca Chardonnay Bunker Hill 2021 (750ML)
Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions
98 JD / 96 DE
Taking things to the next level, the 2021 Chardonnay Bunker Hill offers heightened precision in its focused and brilliant aromas of flint, lifted citrus of Meyer lemon zest, pristine green apple, and basil. The palate is explosive, with loads of pristine, distilled fruit of bright green apple and lime, but it’s not austere. It has a soft stony, silky texture and a finish that lasts for days, with fantastic density and a note of citrus oil. The pure, transparent nature of this wine is next level. The best Chardonnay I have tasted from Lingua Franca to date, its energy is electric while managing ripe clarity to its fruit. It has a phenolic texture, but there’s nothing coarse about it. Buy this stunning white if you can get it and drink it over the next 10-15 years. This is for lovers of Burgundy.-Audrey Frick, Jeb Dunnuck
Widely respected as one of the top winemakers in Burgundy, Dominique Lafon took notice of this exceptional vineyard site and joined Larry Stone, alongside winemaking protégé Thomas Savre, to craft uniquely expressive wines harnessing the unique terroir of Oregon. Thomas Savre has worked at some of Burgundy’s most highly regarded properties including Dujac, Triennes, Domaine de la Romanee Conti, Roche de Bellene, and Nicolas Potel.
A wonderfully alluring wine that marries savoury richness with a bright minerality. Sourced from the Bunker Hill estate vineyard at Lingua Franca, planted in 1995. Aromas of beeswax, petrichor and roast corn husk make way for peeks of citrus pith and stone. The palate is wildly complex. Flavours of crushed chalk, bee pollen, and lemon cream mingle with plenty of citrus, lanolin and savoury herbal notes. A gorgeous wine that shows ample elegance.--Clive Pursehouse, Decanter