"Bright light straw-green. The bouquet isn’t reductive, but it’s not giving too much away at this stage. The palate, however, is another thing altogether, probing every corner of the mouth, white peach, lemon zest and a touch of oak (ex 30% new) walking hand-in-hand. The balance is sufficiently good to offer a longer drinking window."
94 points, James Halliday
"One of the flavours I most enjoy in Chardonnay is that of almond, and this wine, in particular, has almond paste aplenty. Along with that, a subtle mint and white flower perfume, and fleshy white fruits along with cinnamon oak. It’s juicy and smooth, with a vanilla ice-cream flavour, but cool acidity keeps it fresh enough, and gives it a gentle flinty edge. The finish is long, and tinged with aniseed. It’s a generous wine, rather than a nervy one, but it’s flat out delicious and a joy to drink. No harm in enjoying this wine around about now. The hedonist in me gives it a bonus point."
95 points, Gary Walsh
The whites are full-bodied, powerful, and fat, with aromas of almonds (green or toasted, depending on the age of the wine), ripe apples, white flowers, and honey, The finish is remarkably long.
The reds are deeply colored, full-bodied, and often quite fleshy, with classic aroma of cherry or kirsch and blackcurrant. Their firm structure is reminiscent of a wine from the Côte de Nuits.