In a similar way to the new Pinot, this release seems a touch more restrained than the 2016, and all the better for it. I put this down to a combination of vintage and new winemaker. Not to say we didn’t like the 2016, but this release seems a touch less punchy with oak and ripe fruit. It holds a touch more tension through natural acidity and the oak is slightly more toned-down. The wine still holds richness of fruit and possesses oak influence, but the integration of all of these components seems to be more precise in 2017. We’re very happy with this release. – Ches Cook, FWC.
It was released in May but the time to open it is not yet upon us. This is super young. It feels tight and lean when you first open it; it blossoms as it breathes but of course extra time in bottle is what it really needs. Macedon wines don’t like to be rushed. White peach, citrus, hazelnut praline, a certain chalkiness, a suggestion of smoked bacon. It’s not a show pony but it’s going to be an absolute ripper in time. 94 points. – Gary Walsh, Wine Front.