A super premium Australian chardonnay. Fine and intense single site Chardonnay. A fine boned Chardonnay that reflects the conditions of the vintage and the character of this unique vineyard site. Sourced exclusively from Shaw + Smith's Lenswood property. Planted in 1999, the vineyard has east and west facing aspects and reaches 500 meters above sea level. The soil is brown loam over clay with some broken shale and stone ridges.Whole bunches were chilled overnight, then pressed, before fermentation in new and used 500 L French oak puncheons. The wine spent a further 10 months in barrel with gentle stirring.Awards:
Bob Campbell, The Real Review - October 2020
Intense, tangy chardonnay that delivers power with consummate subtlety. Strong citrus, lemon, oyster-shell, mineral and root ginger yeast lees characters. Impressive as it is now, the wine positively begs for a few more years in bottle. 96 Points.
Huon Hooke, The Real Review - October 2020
Light to mid-yellow colour, with a toasty, smoky oak barrel influence, the palate opening with elevated acidity and subtle but intense flavour. Acid drives the wine and it’s very reserved, begging for more time. A difficult wine to evaluate at this time. There is excellent intensity and focus, tension and length. It’s almost certain to turn out superbly, but right now, it’s a little in its shell. 95 Points.
Jamessuckling.com - July 2020
This single-vineyard bottling, from a super cool site, has a very tight-wound feel. The nose is really wound into reductive territory with flinty grapefruit and nectarine aromas, layered with almonds and oak spice. The palate has a very sleek, elegant feel and runs so, so long with such fresh white peaches and pithy lemons. Spiced-almond finish. Superb chardonnay here. Drink or hold. 97 points.
$78.00 Inc. GST
12 in stock