An elegant cool-climate style, Dawson & James is a top expression of single vineyard, Tasmanian Chardonnay. The grapes are sourced from the Meadowbank vineyard, a unique and protected site on the upper Derwent River. Rich, yet texturally complex, with bright acidity and impeccable balance, it ranks among the finest examples of contemporary Australian Chardonnay.
The flutter of silken fruit. This takes deliciousness to ridiculous levels. It drips with pear and preserved lemon, spice and cedary/milky oak. The flavours flow so well there's never any doubt they'll persist through the finish. Drink to 2023.
96 points, Wine Companion, February 2016
Beautiful Chardonnay. Mellifluous. It flows, it flounces, it satisfies and seduces. Pear, citrus, cedarwood and honeycomb. It’s complex and persistent but best of all, it tastes bloody good. Drink to 2023.
95 points, Wine Front, February 2016
Big smoky lactone oak-dominated nose; rich and pungent, while the palate is similar. Full and rounded, soft and pillowy, with lots of complex flavours. Including buttery malolactic notes. A generous, traditional style.
92 points, The Real Review (January 2017)