Opens up with some savoury, funky roast poultry lees characters but the orange peel and citrus is still strong with nectarine chiming in as well. Feels terrific in the mouth with enough structure to pull all the pieces together and deliver them with confidence. Nice mineral edge as well. In a really great place at the moment. Simply excellent
Awards and Accolades
2015 Vintage: 96 Points - Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front "This is the restrained one. The seamless one. It is quite monumentally gorgeous. It just gets everything right, and adds a few flourishes for good measure. It tastes of ginger and custard apples, (subtle) struck match and a complex arrange of stone fruits. It’s one of those wines, though, where it feels churlish to pinpoint the flavours; it’s elegant, seductive and long, and there’s very little more you can request."
2014 Vintage: 97 Points - James Halliday, Wine Companion The bouquet is arresting in its complexity, with a faint echo of funk, but it is the palate that defines this wine, with its ripples and whirlpools of white peach, grapefruit and creamy cashew, all brought to a driving finish thanks to its natural acidity. Rolls Royce power, Yarra Valley length."
From the Winery
Natural winemaking philosophy, while making quality the priority. Minimal intervention in the vineyard and 100% hand-picked. Indigenous fermentation in 500L French puncheons. Batonage for the first two months, then just topped. No malolactic fermentation 10 months in new and used French oak - 20% new, 80% older. Bottled by gravity, no filtration at bottling.
Don't Pay: $50.00
WBW Rating: 96/100
Region: Yarra Valley, VIC
Winemaker: Steve Flamsteed, Phil Sexton & Stuart Marshall
Drink now until: 2024
Alc/Vol: 13.5 %
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