Evolving beautifully in our underground granite cellar. Reminiscent of the 2010 chardonnay, this wine exhibits matchstick, funky reduction, white peach, tangelo peel, grapefruit and hazelnut. Multilayered, fresh and elegant with tremendous persistence that finishes with a strong mineral impact and signature aromatics of the Estate Vineyard site. [En Primeur barrel tasting notes]
“It’s like being attacked by a chain smoking sumo wrestler.”
– Gary Walsh, Wine Front.
The powerhouse wine style of Australian Chardonnay. It’s fallen to me, for at least the past few years, to review this wine. A whole heap of struck match, dropped into melting butter. It’s slippery and powerful, lime and fresh cut pineapple acidity, oatmeal, ginger and cinnamon, peppermint and white chocolate, pear skin and chalk, feels very wet and very dry at once, citrus zest and oak spice, pancakes with peaches, grip and crunch and smoke on a very long finish. Almost painful in its intensity and volume, so much so, the neighbours can probably hear me drinking it. Yet, still, undeniable quality in the glass here. En garde. Drink 2021 - 2030. Rated 96 Points. Gary Walsh, The Wine Front.