Deep, golden yellow colour. The bouquet seems less developed than the colour, with creamy yeast-lees and lemon citrus aromas, and a suggestion of creme brulee. The palate is finer and more reserved than expected, with tightness and focus. A wine of real class. Long finish and satisfying. Will surely live, in contradiction of its relatively developed colour. Drink 2014-2018.
93 :: Huon Hooke :: huonhooke.com :: 20/07/2014
Hand-picked, whole bunch-pressed, wild yeast barrel-fermented, new and used French oak for 10 months. Gleaming straw-green; an impressively complex and handsomely fruited chardonnay, citrussy acidity giving it drive and persistence. Drink to 2020.
94 :: James Halliday :: 2015 Australian Wine Companion :: 1/07/2014
Doesn't have the length of the 2012 Ten Minutes By Tractor single vineyard Chardonnays but it's still a very good rendition of the variety. Subtle florals, melon, nectarine and white peach leaning into fig. A line of minerally acidity plays foil to the breath of the mid-palate (72% malo, significant lees stirring). Somewhat buttery in the mouth, not overly so. Spicy, slightly cheesy and nutty. High-grade comfort Chardonnay.
92 :: Jeremy Pringle :: winewilleatitself.com :: 8/06/2014