Clyde Park Vineyard Single Block B3 Chardonnay, Geelong
A wine that has clearly been fermented on full solids with its waft of toasted hazelnut, oatmeal and saline mineral grip. Yet nothing is too hard, edgy or clenched by reduction. Conversely, this flows long and unashamedly rich of stone fruit flavours framed by high quality new French oak (25%). The pedal here is firmly planted on the flavour accelerator.
93 points, Wine Companion (December 2018)
Highly competent, composed, quality chardonnay. Rich and textural where it needs to be, honed and elegant otherwise. Lime, peach, hazelnuts and saline. Quite beautiful.
94 points, The Wine Front (March 2020)
This has a wealth of toasty oak, layered into fresh lemons and peaches with an assertive line of fresh, mouthwatering acidity. Tightly coiled.
93 points, JamesSuckling.com (June 2019)
Victoria’s first commercial wine was produced in Geelong by Swiss immigrants in 1845. During the mid- 1800’s Geelong was the largest grape-growing region in Victoria with 400 hectares under vine. When phylloxera struck in the 1870s however, the vines were decimated and it was not until the late 1960’s that the area’s vineyards were re-established. Located about 80 km southwest of Melbourne, Geelong has a cool maritime climate with low rainfall and prevalent cool blustery winds that affect flowering and Franceuit set. Soils are diverse, mostly volcanic over limestone with some lesser quality black soils. The region is dotted primarily with family owned wineries producing small quantities of high quality Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Shiraz & Cabernet Sauvignon.