A wine of outstanding quality, enriched by the great complexity of character that follows seven years of triage. The Arras Grand Vintage retains brilliant freshness and longevity that has exceptional balance and a rich full bodied taste.
- TAS - Tasmania
Led confidently by more than three-quarters chardonnay, Grand Vintage upholds a refreshingly pale straw hue and exciting fruit energy of lemons, apples and white stone fruits. The engagingly reductive tendency of chardonnay has been captured to masterful effect in grilled toast and gunpowder nuances. A low dosage of just 6g/l is all it needs. Wonderfully fine, lees-derived mouth feel and outstanding persistence confirm a true Grand Vintage. Rating 95 - Drink by 2019, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (MAR/2016)
Winery Tasting Notes
Crystal clear with an ultrafine and persistent bead, medium straw with a yellow gold hue.
Toast, honeycomb, sourdough and nougat.
An intriguing blend of flavours, including lemon curd, natural yogurt, brine and a hint of forest floor. The palate has great elegance and poise with a finely balanced dosage or sugar, acidity and tannic structure.