"Initially this is all about mouthfeel/texture/structure until the back-palate and finish when grapefruit notes break free to populate the aftertaste with all manner of primary fruit flavours, starting with white peach and freshly cut Granny Smith apple."
97 points, The Weekend Australian (April 2020)
"White peach and a hint of struck match. On the palate, those white peaches peel back to reveal some savoury kernel with some light smoky almond notes. Plenty of acid drive to carry the power of the palate right to the end. The finish lingers long on those savoury nutty notes."
95 points, The Real Review (March 2020)
First and foremost it’s an elegant chardonnay though its flavours push confidently out through the finish. Persistent it most certainly is. Pear, grapefruit, apple and (modest) cedar-cream characters flow throughout, complemented by barley and peach. It has too the tension to emphasise its quality.
93 points, The Wine Front (April 2020)
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.