‘The Crystals’ is the finest parcel of Chardonnay sourced from the excellent 2016 vintage off our Carillion vineyard on the slopes of Mt Canobolas. Only made in the best of vintages, it is one of our most prized jewels of our white wine range. 100 cases produced. The colour is glowing green gold. Nose: lean fig and pineapple bursting out of the glass with a subtle layer of grilled cashew. Palate: Lean mineral complexity leads into fresh lime and grapefruit held up with hints of vanillin from quality French oak. This well-structured wine is drinking well now, but will benefit from medium term cellaring.
Peter Bourne says
Colour: Pale lemon yellow
Smell: Discreet aromatics of white peach, pink grapefruit and lemon myrtle with hints of almond meal and grilled hazelnuts
Taste: Lean and linear with flavours of white stonefruit and fresh apricots with a touch of preserved lemon. An alluring texture fills the mouth, carrying the wine to a deep and prolonged conclusion. A tight, bright chardonnay that is the epitome of modern Australian chardonnay with incredible energy and abundant vitality.
Cellaring: Now to 2022
Food: Lemon-infused roast chicken with cous cous and green beans.
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