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Hoddles Creek Estate was established in 1997 when the D'Anna family decided to establish a vineyard on the property that has been in the family since 1960. The vineyard sits astride Gembrook road and adjacent Hoddles Creek. Its steeply sloping blocks prohibit mechanical harvesting, with both vineyards being hand pruned and harvested. All our wines, which are single vineyard, estate grown, are made in our 300 tonne winery, constructed for the 2003 vintage. The split-level winery has a barrel store located three meters underground. Hoddles Creek Estate is planted with 10ha of pinot noir (five clones), 6 ha of chardonnay, 1ha each of sauvignon blanc, merlot and cabernet sauvignon, and 1.5ha of pinot gris.
This has the typical energy, finesse and drive that makes Hoddles Creek have a ‘must buy' tag year in, year out. It has all the power needed to cruise through the next 10 years, with grapefruit, Granny Smith apple and stone fruit decorated with a necklace of bracing acidity. Drink to: 2028; Price: $22.00; Alcohol: 13.2%; Rating: 95 Points; James Halliday; Wine Companion
Juicy and peachy, spiced oatmeal, fennel and a little stuck match. It’s flavoursome with ripe pear and nectarine flavour, flinty texture, an appealing grapefruit cut to the acidity, and a long, well-defined chalky finish. Feel the quality of quiet confidence. It’s a great thing to drink even as a young wine, though a couple of years will help it along too. Tasted: Apr 19; Alcohol: 13.2%; Price: $24; Closure: Screwcap; Drink: 2019-2026+; Rated: 93+ Points; Gary Walsh; The Wine Front
Contemporary in style with gentle nuttiness on the nose. Reserved at first, though it opens up with time. Good palate weight, with nippy grapefruit flavours and faint sulfide overtones. Rating: 92 Points; Toni Paterson MW; Real Review
Bright, vivacious chardonnay whose fresh, racy presence of grapefruit, lemon and yellow peach flavour are knit with faintly matchstick and vanilla-like oak and lifted by suggestions of white flowers and spice. Crystal-clear and penetrative, with a lingering, mouthwatering core and a refreshing finish. Rating: 92 Points; Jeremy Oliver; Australian Wine Annual
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