"Bright straw-yellow colour with light golden hues, paler on edge.
The nose is rich and full with well-concentrated and deeply packed
aromas of ripe yellow stonefruit and citrus fruit complexed by an amalgam
of mealy and nutty oak, creamy barrel-ferment elements, oxidative detail,
unfolding some lemon-curd and buttery MLF elements. The nose
retains a fresh minerally edge. Medium-full bodied, the palate is
richly packed with concentrated and layered flavours of ripe yellow
stonefruits melded with flavours of creamy barrel-ferment and nutty lees
and oak elements, and lemon-curd MLF and subtle oxidative complexities.
The palate is multi-dimensional, revealing complex detail as it
flows. This has an underlying power with fine, lacy acidity
providing energy and tension. The flavours flow along a very
fine-textured line, leading to a very long and sustained, deeply
concentrated and complex-flavoured finish. This is a complex,
multi-dimensional, layered Chardonnay with stonefruit, mealy, nutty lees
and oak flavours along with barrel-ferment and MLF richness on a
fine-textured, fresh and youthful palate. It will develop well over
the next 5+ years. Match with roasted and grilled white meat
dishes. Hand-picked Mendoza clone fruit from the 'Skeetfield'
vineyard, Ohiti, fully barrel fermented by indigenous yeasts with high
solids to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 12 months on lees in 60% new
Taransaud French oak with 100% MLF."
19.5/20, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews