While this has been tightened up in fealty to more contemporary trends - mineral crunch and linearity - it is still a richer expression of this great grape than many. Ample stone fruit references strut along a stage of flint and oak. Plenty of moxie. Long and energetic. And in an age of regional singularity, this applies the classic Australian approach of inter-regional blending across the Yarra and Tasmania, all to maximise potential, complexity and poise. For your benefit.
96 points, Wine Companion (March 2020)
Medium yellow, bright colour. The bouquet is toasty, smoky and complex, with a lot of barrel-ferment character and restrained sulfides. It's very powerful, but also quite taut and reserved in the mouth, suggesting it will repay some cellaring and be long lived. The toasty oak is playing a strong role. An outstanding wine with the full paintbox of chardonnay tricks.
96 points, The Real Review (December 2019)