This is the family winemaking project of Dave Bicknell and Nicky Harris. Sourced from the Price’s Rd vineyard at Gladysdale in the Yarra Valley. This is one of the highest and coolest vineyards in the region, in the coolest vintage on record. The wine is tightly coiled – light bodied, complex, fragrant and pure of fruit. A reflection of both the cool origins of the site and the vintage. Cellar with confidence over 10 years.
Those indefinable extras. For whatever reason this is a chardonnay with X-factor, though the execution seems so offhand that you keep diving in for another mouthful to see how the magic was achieved. It's a tough job but someone etc. In any case this chardonnay is pure, mouthwatering, creamy, laced with oyster shell and grapefruit flavour and primped with white peach. It's impressive from the outset but not in a wearying way; exactly the opposite. It's such a stylish wine. 270 dozen made. Drink by: 2024; Price: $45.00; Date Tasted: Dec 2017; Alcohol: 13.5%; Rating: 95 Points; James Halliday Wine Companion
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