Marsanne 64%, Roussanne 36%. Our 2019 white blend is a wine of subtlety, nuance and savoury complexity. Initially demure, the nose offers savoury, quince and herbal notes, almond, delicate jasmine and honeysuckle florals. With time in the glass, aromas evolve towards spiced pear, honeydew, lanolin and white pepper. The palate starts with lively, deeply savoury citrus and quince notes, a midpalate that’s an almost contradictory combination of limpid and delicately textural pear skin notes with a generously unctuous sense of breadth and richness, before closing with elegance, finesse and driving length. This is a food wine, and one we’ll watch keenly over the next 8-10 years. – Sandra de Pury.
White flowers, aniseed and ginger, stone fruit. It’s light, fresh in acidity, but has golden beeswax and cornflakes, and stonefruit flavour, a light but sure grainy/dusty texture, plenty of spice and perfume, and a crisp finish of excellent length and nutty complexity. Really like this. 94 points. Gary Walsh, The Wine Front