(2020) From a single block of Chardonnay this is fermented with wild yeasts in barriques, and spends 12 months in barrel (38% new) with 100% malolactic fermentation. Lovely nose, the crushed almond and sheen of oatmeal over pear, melon, and lemon meringue pie is fairly obvious, but the palate is both racy and concentrated, nutty notes, bright and juicy orange, and a rounding fruit concentration and texture. Price and stockist quoted is for an earlier vintage at time of review.
(2020) The 2010 Section 94 is 100% Sauvignon Blanc from a special block of the vineyard. Hand-picked, whole-bunch pressed and fermented and aged in older French oak barrels for 18 months there's a hint of buttercup yellow to the colour. Big, flinty, mineral nose, the fruit submerged, searing citrus fruit and acidity, nutty and savoury, so dry, so grapefruity and mouth-watering. Stockist quoted at time of review has cases of 12 available. Bottle equivalent price quoted.
(2020) Quite a solid fairly deep red. Perfume to spare, floral, red cherry and rose hip, a solidity of fruit just touched with clove and spice, but the flowing perfume. Intense, concentrated a touch of meaty reduction. Just a glorious wine, perfumed, fruit, silky structured and spicy. Price and stockist quoted at time of review are for a full case, but bottle equivalent price quoted.
(2019) A tricky year to choose for the first vintage, this 2005 is surprisingly fresh and balanced. The ripeness is still palpable, a wine of linearity rather than complexity. More importantly, heaviness has been avoided! Honeyed, slightly peachy style. With a little warmth and aeration, creamy walnut aromas begin to emerge from the glass. An attractive wine that hits the balance between fruit and maturity. I probably wouldn’t age this wine as long as some might, I feel it is almost ready to go, so drink from 2019 until 2025. Price quoted at time of review is in-bond.