"As expected the wine is a light yellow in the glass, the nose has tone fruits with understated brioche and flint that’s suitably restrained with lemony citrus notes that highlight the youthfulness of the wine. A racy and taut backbone of citrus acidity with a litheness of stone fruits and tightness of oak derived spice that gives subtle embellishment now with more impact to be seen in years to come." Rating: 92 Points. Patrick Eckel.
"Both complex and textural. Pure and free-flowing but taut as well. Crushed fennel, florals, lactose and nectarine, with struck match notes as highlights. Joyous chardonnay. Lovely." Rating:93 points. Campbell Mattinson, The Winefront.
"A tight acid line drives this persuasively and along for the ride lemon-lime, white stone fruit, florals (a distinct lavender note), plus its fair share of toasty sweet oak. Linear and lithe, it finishes long with a savoury end." Rating: 94 points. Jane Faulkner. James Halliday's Wow Factor Whites
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!