95 points, Gold Medal, International Cool Climate Wine Show
Judges Comments "Very elegant, tight, long, complex. Citrus, creamy and beautifully crafted."
Chardonnay styles have been a major talking point of late amongst many in the wine industry. Should the leaner, citrus driven styles be rewarded over the rich, creamy fuller styles? In Australia over the last 20 years we have seen dramatic swings from one style to another with what seemed very little time spent in the middle. Fortunately we have seen a move back to the sensible centre, thank goodness! Perhaps our politicians could learn from this.
We always hope that our wines cut through stylistic swings and simply show true varietal and terroir characteristics. The wine in this bottle has richness, it retains delicacy and clarity of expression as well as weight and complexity.