Made with fruit sourced from some of the oldest vines (over 25 years) to achieve elegance, complexity and length of flavour.
A wine with a fine and minerally palate, it is 100% barrel fermented in French oak barriques, of which 30% is new. The wine is lees-stirred monthly during the eleven months it spends in barrel.
- VIC - Mornington Peninsula
"The wine comes from two distinctive, mature vineyards on the southern edge of the Peninsula; the colour is deeper than the varietal and the flavours significantly riper, no doubt reflecting the higher alcohol. All in all, it is simply too fleshy."
Rating 91 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2013
"2008 Stonier Reserve Chardonnay is a mighty creation and we in the UK will be skipping the ‘09 and heading straight to this 2010 in the autumn. This is a complete result because ‘10 is the most assured and noble Chardonnay ever to be produced at this iconic Mornington estate. In spite of its youth there is a calmness and elegance about this wine that defies belief. It wears its oak beautifully, like a mink coat, and underneath... Well let’s not talk about what’s underneath."
Top 100 - Matthew Jukes Hall of Fame (MAY/2012)
Winery Tasting Notes
Pale gold with bright green tinges.
Fresh lemon rind with melon and lifted (almost honeyed) citrus fruits. Also some nice spicy nutmeg, French oak and a classical nutty character so intrinsic to the Stonier Reserve Chardonnay.
A mouth filling powerful Chardonnay, with exotic fruits and refreshing grapefruit tang balanced by a creamy (nutty) centre. The full flavoured palate is indicative of the vintage, with great intensity and length.