A flinty edge to this very complex and compelling chardonnay that shows a little sulphidic edge, citrus and a neat, buttery layer too. Smooth and even, the oak is nicely played here, good weight and drive, citrus, melon and stone fruit flavours sit fresh and deep. Some time to run yet.
94, Nick Stock, 2013 Good Wine Guide, November 2012
Medium yellow colour. A subdued bouquet of toasted nut aromas. The palate is soft and rounded with mealy, nutty, savoury characters dominant. A little honey comes through on the nose. Good length and line. Good texture too. A leaner, more restrained style than the McCutcheon, but more focused and penetrating and I suspect will live longer. Drink 2012-2020.
93, Huon Hooke, www.huonhooke.com, October 2012
Slightly deeper colour than the Estate Chardonnay; an unashamedly complex chardonnay, with citrus, stone fruit, fig and cashew notes all tightly woven together; it is almost on the aftertaste that the benison of natural acidity makes its presence felt. Drink by: 2017.
95, James Halliday, 2013 Australian Wine Companion, July 2012