(2008 Vintage) Bright, deep, yellow colour with pale gold hues, lighter on edge. This has a full bold and powerful nose with harmoniously packed aromas of white and yellow stonefruits entwined with citrus fruits, nuts and minerals. Complexing smoke, reductive lees and gunflint, toast and oak vanillins emerge to add richness to the core of fruit. Medium-full bodied, the palate features concentrated and intense, fresh white stonefruit and citrus fruit flavours melded with nutty and creamy barrel-ferment elements and complexing mineral and gunflint layers. The fruit and oak sweetness is balanced by fine, crisp acidity and minerality, and the wine flows with tension and linearity to a very long and sustained, fine-textured finish. This is a beautifully refined, tightly concentrated and rich Chardonnay with complexing gunflint and oak detail, and crisp linearity.
Robert Parker(2011 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/15/2013