This is deliberately picked two weeks earlier than any other Chardonnay fruit on the Peninsula to capture the fruit at the height of its freshness. The wine is whole bunch pressed to old oak (7 years+).
Lemons and grapefruit lift this to higher places. The energy of the fruit is what keeps me going back for more. Some white citrus flower aromas add interest but the captivating thing for me is how the wine gives the impression of being lean though drives through with mid palate intensity.
Great length with that fruit purity still humming all the way to a long and satisfying finish.
To test the aging capabilities I looked at this again two days later. The oak had more presence with caramel and fig characteristics creeping in. I preferred the fresh version but it will cellar for a decade.
Definitely worth getting hold of.
Region: Mornington Peninsula
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