An elegant and complex chardonnay with flavours of grapefruit, lime and gingerbread on a long fine palate with subtle mineral hints. Traditional winemaking techniques including hand picking and barrel fermentation produce a wine of great pedigree with outstanding balance and refinement.
This wine combines traditional methods with fantastic natural fruit intensity for aromatic complexity and a fine, textured palate.
- WA - Margaret River
- Western Australia
The new-release wines from this Margaret River producer are typically consistent and outstanding, the chardonnay always exemplary. Sweet, tightly woven palate, gently poised with mineral-like purity, sprinkled with white stonefruit, fresh lime and lychee.Rating 96 - David Prestipino, The Sunday Times
A fine contemporary chardonnay able to carry plenty of fruit but also to reveal a very tight balance. Scented with a spicy bouquet of fresh peach, grapefruit, nectarine and sweet vanilla oak, it also unfolds nuances of cloves, cinnamon and a fresh floral note. Very long and elegant, its restrained peach/grapefruit flavours and new fine-grained oak combine with remarkable focus and freshness, finishing quite savoury with a briny, mineral aspect. Rating 95 - Jeremy Oliver, The Australian Wine Annual 2014
Pale straw-green; grapefruit/citrus fruit is the outer layer of the wine; inside are white peach/stone fruit flavours, and largely inside these two layers is the oak and some nutty touches associated with that oak. Since all the layers are translucent, the net result is a fruit-driven chardonnay of considerable elegance. Rating 95 - Drink by 2020 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (MAR/2013)
This is a chardonnay that is all about refinement and classic lines. It has tremendous fruit intensity and a dab of winemaking influence. The result is a wine of elegance that sustains its long finish with an enticing mix of grapefruit and meal, and a subtle white peach influence. Lovely texture and a keen mineral edge. Rating 94 - Ray Jordan, The Wine Australian Wine Guide 2014
Winery Tasting Notes
Pale straw with lime hues.
Fresh lime, lemon curd, cashew nuts and honeysuckle.
A fresh youthful palate with flavours of lime, pear and grapefruit. Hints of gunflint and marzipan add to the wines complexity and are balanced by a finely focused, bright, chalky acidity leading to a great persistence of flavour.
Drink now to 2022.
Margaret River marron (fresh water crayfish) halved and BBQ’d, dressed with a lime and chive beurre blanc.