A wonderful year for Chardonnay, our 2018 shows the hallmark finesse, delicacy and poise the variety draws from our vineyard. The nose is cool, crisp and inviting with elegant aromas, notes of nectarine, white peach and a hint of struck match, and with time shows a spicy, delicately buttery, hazelnut and oatmeal richness. On the palate, juicy, tangy nectarine fruit adds beautifully to the rounded richness of the vintage. It has wonderful weight and drive, with an intensity, volume and length that belie the elegance of the structure. A wine to enjoy now or over the next 6-7 years. – Sandra de Pury.
Flavour, creamy nougat richness, stonefruit, green banana and spice, but with a firm cut of grapefruity acidity. It’s a bold wine, though it’s not loose, and doesn’t rely on struck match stuff, more delivers an appealing hit of traditional Chardonnay goodness. Has something of a chalky feel, but smoothness and gloss too, with toast and biscuit spice on a fresh finish. It drinks very well now, and is likely at its best over the next couple of years. 94 points. Gary Walsh, The Wine Front December 2020.
I like the relaxed nature of this, an effortless confluence of apricot, white peach and stone fruit references across a swathe of vanilla-pod oak and a spurt of acidity. The core, nutty and nougatine. Ample flavour and a thankful tangent away from excessive reduction. 92 points. Ned Goodwin MW, Halliday Wine Companion 2021.