Tarrawarra Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2010 (Yarra Valley, Victoria) "...citrus, stone fruits, spice..."
Racked directly to barrel after whole-bunch pressing, the fruit batches from each block are kept entirely separate in barrel over the 10 months in oak. Some wild fermentation provided interesting aromas and texture to the final blend. A wine of fine complexity it displays lime and white peach aromas. The flavour is long and seamless on the palate with fruit that is tightly wound with minerality and lime zest. A wine to drink and enjoy now or cellar for 10 or more years.
JAMES HALLIDAY Australian Wine Companion, 2013 Edition
A reserved wine by name and nature, with subdued citrus, stone fruits and spice on the bouquet; the palate is lively and shows grip and texture, with the finish ultimately being long, generous, fresh and expansive.
LESTER JESBERG Winewise, June 2012
A vibrant, complex chardonnay with strong underlying white peach aroma and flavour. The fruit is supported by lightly-toasted nuts and struck match characteristics. Palate-wise, there’s creaminess, balance and very satisfying length. A brilliant wine that will age slowly for 5-10 years. Outstanding.
HUON HOOKE Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine,1 July 2012
This is a generous, full-bodied, comfortingly old-fashioned style of Aussie chardonnay, and also a very good one. Honey, malt and roasted hazelnut aromas with a reductive overlay. In the mouth it’s rich, and warm, savoury and long.