Pale Straw in colour with a green hue. On the nose there are white flowers, grapefruit, burnt match and oatmeal aromas. A seamless expression of fruit purity with grapefruit on the plate with white nectarine and lemon curd bound with burnt match and mineral complexities. The precise and incisive natural acidity provides structure, focus and length.
"I've had a lot of good Australian Chardonnays over the last 12 months, but this is right up there with the very best, a Yarra Valley white that wouldn't look out of place in a line up of Grands Crus Burgundies. Dave Bicknell's dry grown (that's unirrigated in punter speak) vineyard has produced a wine with remarkable freshness and minerality. The oak is beautifully woven into the wine, supporting citrus and nectarine fruit and an appealing hint of "struck match" reduction. The wine lasts for ages in the mouth, lingering refreshingly on the palate." 94 points Tim Atkin (Wine correspondent The Times)