Intense citrus aromas of lemon rind and grapefruit with hints of crushed nuts and nectarine. White peach and creamed honey on the palate, woven around a tight acid core that culminates in an intense and textural finish.
The grapes were grown in the Merricks Grove vineyard on a north-south facing block planted in 1995. The Chardonnay clone is P58 and vines were pruned using a mix of cane and spur pruning.
Handpicked over several weeks from the Merricks Grove vineyard in the Mornington Peninsula for added complexity and balance. Hand sorted, whole bunch pressed and fermented spontaneously in a mix of new and old oak barriques. Matured on lees for ten months with each barrel carefully selected for its unique contribution to the overall blend.
Sam Kim - 95 Points
Exquisitely elegant and poised, the wine shows nectarine, lemon pith, nougat and oatmeal characters on the nose, followed by a concentrated palate displaying excellent focus and flow. Wonderfully structured by bright acidity, finishing impressively long and linear. At its best: 2022 to 2030.