The precision and skill of the winemaker Steve Flamsteed is on show here: everything sits perfectly in its place both quietly and patiently. I say patiently as I see this wine needing some time to come into its own. But do not despair: by ‘some time’ I only mean 12 months or so to allow the wine to fill-out a touch and become more expressive aromatically. Buy this knowing that is has been made by one of Australia’s best winemakers and try to tuck some away in the cellar for this time next year. – Ches Cook, FWC.
Shy chardonnay with green apple, green mango, nectarine, grapefruit juice and white almond. That’s the story. Juicy in the palate with a nice little chalky pucker to it. Feels quite translucent in texture, a bit diffuse, but that grip and chew to finish counters that quite nicely. Perfume is sedate but pretty with all that character there when you seek it out. Fresh feeling, nice shot of minerals through the core, finishes pleasing albeit a little steely and resinous, and cool. Easy as. Good stuff. Drink : 2020 – 2030. 93+ Points – Mike Bennie, The Wine Front.