98 Points & Top 100 Wines of 2018 James Halliday
98 Points Andrew Calliard MW
Trophy – Best Wine of Show
Trophy – Best White Wine of Show
Trophy – Best Chardonnay of Show
Trophy – Best State Show Wine
Royal Sydney Wine Show 2018
Reserve Bin A Chardonnay has evolved into a wine that is now a distinctive, single-region style in its own right, with a contemporary and expressive Adelaide Hills chardonnay persona. Fruit is hand-picked into small bins and then whole-bunch pressed. A portion of the juice is incrementally filled to barrel directly from the press and allowed to undergo a natural fermentation, sans inoculation.
Every new and seasoned French oak barrique is its own unique 225-litre ferment. Enhanced mouthfeel and complexity is achieved by fermenting and maturing on solids with regular yeast lees stirring. 100% malolactic fermentation (all natural).
“Pale colour. Highly evocative wine with intense grapefruit, white apricot flinty aromas with grilled nut complexity. Generous and creamy with grapefruit, apricot, white peach stone fruit flavours, light marzipan, flinty notes and underlying savoury oak complexity; all intertwined with fine lacy textures, crisp acidity and superb mineral length. This is absolutely at the cutting edge of Australian Chardonnay. An exquisite balance of fruit definition, texture and mouthwatering freshness. Delicious wine. Move over Puligny.” – 98 points Andrew Calliard MW
“Hand-picked, wild fermentation and 100% mlf in French barriques (40% new). Easy to see how it swept all before it at the Sydney Wine Show ’18, Superb gravitas, chiselled like a marble Roman statue. Amazing poise and length, acidity the key to the kingdom.” – 98 Points & Top 100 Wines of 2018 James Halliday