Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Giant Steps Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2015

If this is an indication of the quality of the 2015 wines from the Yarra Valley, best you save your pennies.

A new range of wines from Giant Steps incorporating a blend of fruit from the Sexton, Tarraford and Applejack vineyards. Only a fool would pass this off as a blend of the dregs from the single vineyard range.

Only 20% new oak was used and no malo took place.

Grapefruit and fresh fig drive hard up the middle flanked by a squeeze of lemonade fruit before a rub of peach skin makes an appearance late. The freshness and delivery here is impressive. Oak is neatly poised but the clean fruit presence cannot be disputed.

A smart Chardonnay in many ways.

Drink now to five years.

Very good.

Region: Yarra Valley
RRP: $35
Source: Sample


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