Chardonnay Ashton Hills


95 Points

200 dozen bottles made from a small vineyard. Wild-fermented, matured in new and used oak for 9 months. Complex: a well-made marriage of creamy biscuity notes on the one hand, soaring citrussy acidity on the other. To 2028.

James Halliday, Wine Companion 2020 Edition

96 Points

Wow. This is driven and electric on the palate. So much intense cooked-apple, lime, cream and praline character on the palate. Full body. Goes on for minutes. Love this one. Drink now.

– Nick Stock,

93 Points –

Smoky sulphides and toasty barrels; lovely richness as well as refinement. Vital, fresh, lively. It treads the fine line of taut and tense but also generous.

– Huon Hooke

93 Points –

This is nice drinking. It sits in that easy, clean and crisp nature of chardonnay that seems to suit all comers. Mostly showing just ripe stone fruit, faintest nougat characters, a squeeze of sweeter citrus characters, it slips nicely along the palate with just enough flavour, just enough freshness. It dials in chardonnay well.

– Mike Bennie, The Wine Front

93 Points –

This has superb delicacy and refinement, aromas of fresh creamy nectarine, grapefruit and subtle nuttiness from the barrels. Grapefruit dominates the palate together with a subtle grip that combines with refreshing acidity to cleanse the finish. Delicious.

– Gourmet Traveller Wine

A limited release Chardonnay from fruit chosen off the Chapel Valley block adjacent the old cemetery. The long-demolished chapel is remembered onsite by a miniature replica and now, this single-vineyard Chardonnay. The ferment was sparked by indigenous yeasts and the wine aged in Burgundian oak both old and new for nine months. Just 200 dozen made.

Vintage / Variety 2018 Chardonnay
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