"How good! Fleshy textured but with a wash of saline-minerally acidity, plush, concentrated but very fresh, even, balanced and very appealing from the get go. This is a delight. Bigger style, done so well." 95pts - Mike Bennie - WineFront
The vineyards of Seville Estate are located in the cooler, southern regions of the Yarra Valley. As a result, this Chardonnay style is crisper, tighter in structure with citrus fruit characters. This is 100% Estate grown Chardonnay. The 2018 vintage was a great year that produced astounding win es across all varieties with good quantities. Great quality and quantity has not been seen in the Yarra Valley for some years and was gladly welcomed by the industry including the growers and accountants.
"Identical vinification to the Reserve, except a 2200l foudre was also used. It's balanced and effortlessly long, the flavours those of a sibling with similar DNA." 95pts - James Halliday - Wine Companion
"A wonderful, stalwart producer who I often overlook, mea culpa, but am rapidly reminded of quality when I taste (and the wines are sent, gratefully received, regularly). Flint and smoky mineral notes over creme brulee and green apple, and a Key Lime Pie kinda character. How good! Fleshy textured but with a wash of saline-minerally acidity, plush, concentrated but very fresh, even, balanced and very appealing from the get go. This is a delight. Bigger style, done so well." 95pts - Mike Bennie - 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!