Complex aromas of lemon sherbert, grapefruit, pear, butterscotch and vanilla shortbread together with underlying flinty notes.
Still youthful, the intense and textural palate displays a complex array of fruit characters from grapefruit through to white peach and dried pear. Improving as it ages, the charry, toasty oak is integrating beautifully to provide great length and a long mineral finish.
Intensely flavoured and succulent fish such as Emperor or Snapper. Char-grilled white meat dishes will also pair nicely.
Cellar PotentialUp to 10 yearsWinemaking NotesThe 2012 vintage with its warm ripening period for Chardonnay has produced a fine and elegant wine, displaying the hallmark flavours of lemon pith and grapefruit with hints of pear and white stone fruit. Sensitive winemaking techniques have resulted in a lower alcohol style wine that is restrained, complex and elegant. This is a classic Margaret River Chardonnay that will reward you now or in years to come.
AccoladesJames Halliday Australian Wine Companion, 2016 EditionJames HallidaySlight colour development is not surprising; the choice of oak for the barrel fermentation was spot on, allowing the fine varietal fruit expression free rein, riding high on its minerality acidity; the overall balance and elegance are exceptional.Rob Geddes MW, robgeddesmw.comRob Geddes MWPerfumes of white peach, citrus, savoury and complex with plenty of charm and minerality. The buoyant palate has creamy glycerol, lees and fleshy fruit upfront and the middle palate is ripe and silky. The firm youthful finish is refined; lemon pith before the ripe stone fruits emerge. Drink by 2020 .HuonHooke.comHuon HookeAwarded a Silver Ribbon