Monday, 10 April 2017

Giant Steps Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2016


The label has had a facelift, and I like it. A blend of Sexton, Tarraford and Applejack vineyards, all fruit is 100% handpicked.

Wild fermented and held in puncheons for ten months with 20% new oak and no MLF.

A squeeze of lemon, real lemonade, and white fleshed peach. A neat minerally drive through the mid-palate adds another layer of interest. A little skinsy perhaps, almost a mealy feel too. Grapefruit twang - nice. The finish is long, satisfying and moreish.

I could make easy work of this.

Drink now to six years.

92/100

Region: Yarra Valley 
RRP: $35
Source: Sample
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