96 Points & Special Value Wine James Halliday
95+ Points Gary Walsh
Hoddles Creek Estate is located in the Upper Yarra, which is higher, cooler and more marginal than the lower Yarra, The vineyard is cropped at less than 2.5 tonnes per acre. Being in a marginal climate, requires extensive canopy management.
“White peach, lime, almonds and light spicy oak, with just a wisp of struck match. It’s subdued, nutty and savoury, yet pure of fruit too – like a flower waiting to open – tight grapefruity acidity, flinty texture and a cool almond and aniseed finish of impeccable length. Beautiful wine. Finesse, charm and fine tailoring all the way. Give it a couple of years in the cellar and you’ll be rewarded handsomely.” – 95+ Points Gary Walsh
“A fruit selection (hand-picked), matured for 12 months in French barriques (30% new). Bright straw-green; it has obvious complexity, and the extra length that the best Yarra Valley chardonnays have compared to that of other regions. Grapefruit juice, zest and pith are the anchor of the flavour, and also build the trajectory of the wine through to the finish.” – 96 Points & Special Value Wine James Halliday