92 pts Wine Spectator ‘Smart Buys’ 12/15/22
This white is fresh and light, but not shy on intensity, with notes of toasted sesame seed, fresh grated ginger and salted melon adding complexity to the core of citrus and ripe stone fruit flavors. Vibrant, mouthwatering acidity weaves in and out, highlighting all the details. Drink now. 2,000 cases imported
This modern style Chardonnay is a wonderful example of the cool climate Tasmanian wines.
Crafted from 100% chardonnay off our estate vineyards in the Tamar Valley and East Coast of Tasmania. The 2021 vintage was low yielding providing excellent fruit intensity.
Juice was run off skins immediately and 85% was fermented on solids in tank, while 15% in barrel. The wine then spent 3 months in older French oak punchions. The wine was bottled with an alcohol of 12.5%. Vegan-friendly.
The wine is bright, pale straw in colour with green tinges.
Zesty melon aromas alongside some riper nectarine.
On the palate, it is fresh, youthful and appealing. There are zingy citrus flavours of lemon and grapefruit, with some subtle creaminess complexity, with a zesty tight finish.