I’ve been to McLaren Vale a number of times so, confession time. I’ve seen the Hastwell and Lightfoot sign (and if my memory serves me correctly, there was a comment about how it sounded like the names of a couple of Australian bushrangers, Robin Hood types of course). On more than one occasion someone said “we should call in”, but it never eventuated and I have no idea why. I’m feeling the disappointment now after tasting this wine.
Plenty going on here. With a full on nose and palate, fresh juicy lemony aromatics (that reminded me of those sherbet filled lemon drop lollies) and honey notes (picked up by my wife), this wine gets off to a very good start.
A lively bunch of flavours doesn’t let up on the palate. Peaches, hints of apricot and (slightly more of) lemon, delicate spices and a lovely, crisp, grapefruity acidity on a textural finish that doesn’t let go. This little beauty certainly has the ‘yum’ factor and check out the price!
Region: McLaren Vale, SA Price: $25 (bargain) Source: Sample courtesy of Hastwell & Lightfoot and Define Wine