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.
'Superlative chiselled chardonnay, unwinding on the palate in mineral-clad notches of autumnal and stone fruits, toasted nuts and oatmeal, every detail embedded and driven long by sensitively handled reductive tension and juicy, cool climate acidity - the type that can't be bought in bags. Despite the lowish alcohol (12.9%) on the label, the ripeness is prime-time, and nothing about this is anorexic.' 97 points, James Halliday