"I like it, though it’s a pretty ripe and fleshy offering from a generous vintage." Gary Walsh.
"Older oak, 10% whole bunch. I’ve not yet met Bruce Lang, because I don’t get out much. Aromatic, some cracked pepper, hazelnut, blue and purple fruit. Medium-bodied, nutty and spicy, particularly good feel to the tannin here with a slate and Turkish coffee feel, all that healthy silty stuff, anyway, dried flowers, a distinct ‘mineral’ feel, and cool fine acidity, all the grip and perfume on a long finish. Beautifully made, and has an Italianate feel to it, which is something of a signature underlining these 2021 releases." Rated : 94 Points. Tasted : May22. Alcohol : 14.4%. Price : $30. Gary Walsh. The Winefront.
Where this wine comes from - Yarra Valley
Just 50 kilometres from Melbourne, Victoria’s Yarra Valley is a star of the wine regions surrounding the city, known as the ‘Melbourne Dress Circle’. With plenty of microclimates and sub-regions, the Yarra Valley doesn’t have a weak link. Certainly the region’s reputation has been built on the quality of its cool climate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. As far as Chardonnay goes, Yarra Valley strikes the right balance of ripeness, without going over the edge. There’s white peach, lemon pith and Fuji apple supported by a fine spine of citrus-like acidity complemented by supportive oak maturation. The region’s Pinot Noir certainly produces that ethereal quality that Pinot-philes go crazy for – with lifted cherry notes, texture and length. Pinosity? It’s here in spades. Don’t discount Yarra Valley Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, which also have a long history in the region and are being recognised for producing their own unique regional styles. Game on!