“The Medium straw. Fruit aromas are a complexity of lemon-honey characters, hits of sulphide adds complexity, a wine of great richness and compelling interest.” Philip Shaw*
93 Points “Very light colour. The bouquet also reserved and shy, with subtle almond traces, the palate fine and taut and reserved. A very quiet but subtly intense wine, which looks to need more time to build its full potential complexity. It’s ageing very slowly” Huon Hooke
The growing season started with a record wet winter. Spring was great, resulting in a good even bud burst and flowering. A record hot January and early February resulted in an early start for chardonnay harvest in late February. The seasons rain and cool weather in early March combined with excellent dry conditions allowed the red varieties to start the harvest mid-April. Resulting in moderate crops and produced excellent quality fruit. The fruit was picked from Block 11 at Koomooloo. The Block has a southerly aspect. The grapes were handpicked, chilled and pressed the next day. Fermentation with native yeast.
Barrels: 25% new French oak from a range of coopers, the balance older.