This McLaren Vale-based winery has gone to the Adelaide Hills in search of the best fruit for their chardonnay. Quite glowing straw-like colour. Plenty to keep you busy on the nose with typical honeysuckle, lemon curd and brioche. The palate stands tall with it textured white peach and stewed apply characters. A fine savouriness with a chalky minerally acid takes it through to a long finish. The 100% malo has contributed to the mouth feel while not compromising on its fine linear feel. Ray Jordan, Winepilot, February 2024
94 Points The Italian background of the maker shines here, producing a tantalising touch of preserved lemon savouriness. Indeed, a lemony citrus quality dominates this lean style of Chardonnay. Picked early, it might be a product of the vintage or the chosen style of the winemaker or a bit of both. Grapefruit pith, lemon zest, preserved lemon and yellow apple notes work their way across the wine. Light and zesty, the middle palate offers a big, savoury, lemony hug dressed in tart lemony acidity. Some further time in bottle will probably suit those who aren’t into high acidity. Jeni Port, Winepilot, February 2024
91 Points Amaretti type of oak, almond essence pushing forward. Flows with milk powder, yellow peach flesh, some clotted cream but there’s a good amount of green-themed acidity, the lime, the apple creating quite a lean profile of this wine. The fresh wood still comes forth, so perhaps it needs time to settle. Kasia Sobiesiak, The Wine Front, February 2024
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