96 POINTS | Huon Hooke.
Fine Margaret River Chardonnay and one of the producers at the vanguard of the modern Australian Chardonnay style. This is refined 100% barrel fermented wine (42% new) and has spent 9 months resting in oak. It's tight and refined at first taste but expansive and generous when considered more closely.
Huon Hooke writes "This outstanding wine is half the price of Vasse's top chardonnay, Heytesbury, and nearly as good. Intense grapefruit, lemon aromas laced with toast from oak, the palate bright and precise with wonderful regional style and balance, and loads of charm. Drink now to nine years. Drink with scallops with spring onion and ginger."