2021 was an outstanding vintage and Jeni Port from Wine Pilot agrees the 2021 Silver Lining whites are extremely enjoyable.
The 2021 Silver Lining Sauvignon Blanc and 2021 Silver Lining Chardonnay both received 92 points and some very nice words;
2021 Silver Lining Sauvignon Blanc
“One day, someone will write a thesis about why the Adelaide Hills is regarded as Australia’s number one spot for Sauvignon Blanc. In the meantime, we just intrinsically know – well, after 30 years – that it is.
Take Silver Lining 2021 Sauvignon Blanc; all the regional trademarks are in place: texture, vibrancy of acidity, an utterly joyous energy. It rises from the glass with vigour led by tropicals – nectarine, white peach, passionfruit – with back up from an army of citrus fruits. Once fruit meets zippy acidity on the tongue, it explodes. Is this the grape speaking or the region? Or, maybe, both? Whatever it is, it works a treat. Super enjoyable with or without food.”
2021 Silver Lining Chardonnay
“Sometimes the story behind a wine and its winemaker is in every way as riveting as the wine itself.
Marty Edwards and his family ran The Lane Vineyard in the Adelaide Hills, but his life took a hard left turn when he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 2012, just months after the birth of his daughter. He decided to embark on radical medical treatment. He also decided to create his own wine brand, Silver Lining. Love the name. The wines are pretty darn smart, too.
The 2021 Chardonnay combines the purity of Adelaide Hills fruit with some masterful oak, the result is a textural beauty with seamless line and length. Citrus, lime, stone fruits aplenty are stalwarts of Adelaide Hills chardonnay, but then it moves into a nougat, almond mealiness and texture that delves deeper into the oak and grape’s significant flavour reserves. A lively, complex interpretation of Hills’ chardonnay. Ready and willing to be opened and enjoyed right now.”