Nick and Gary Farr stand side by side, but aren’t afraid to go head-to-head when their opinions differ. Each generation has developed a distinctive winemaking style based on his individual experience and taste, and their respective lines—By Farr by Gary, and Farr Rising by Nick—have received critical acclaim both in Australia and overseas.
The GC Chardonnay (GC – Gary Charles) is attributed to all the knowledge we have been able to extract from Gary to create a close planted / high density planting of chardonnay on a exposed cote. These hillsides facing North, North East and East will be the backbone of the Farr dynasty for decades to come.
They consist of the most suitable clones, rootstocks, trellising and management you fill find for our landscape. This is our tribute to what ‘Gazza’ has achieved and provoked over 40 years not only in our region but for chardonnay and pinot noir of Australia.
The wine has an amazing smoothness and calmness that stretches the length of the palate, surrounded with textured fruit and mineral elements. We have been playing with the fruit from these vineyards for eight years, fine-tuning the style of wine that these sites are producing. This is the vintage that saw it all come together with purity and balance. Nick Farr
Ripe lime, white flowers and vanilla cream, stony things. Intense lime and lime rind, almost like a lime spider, smoky and flinty, core of intense acidity, really bursts through the finish. Pure, and yet full-throttle. Crikey. Tasted: Apr 19; Alcohol: 13%; Price: $120; Closure: Cork; Drink: 2020-2028; Rated: 96 Points; Gary Walsh; The Wine Front
Light straw-yellow hue, with a smoky, lightly-toasty bouquet that displays some low-level sulfides and subtle nutty barrel-derived nuances. It's intense and medium to full-bodied, rich and powerful, with tremendous grapefruity intensity and lingering length. It's holding more in store, suggesting it will be even more rewarding in another year or so. An absolutely superb chardonnay. Date Tasted: July 2019; Drink: 2019-2028; Price: $119.00; Rating: 98 Points; Huon Hooke; The Real Review
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