About this Wine
Hunter Valley, NSW
Very pale straw.
This wine is refined and restrained, a testament to its aging potential. The aromas are of freshly cut citrus with hints of freshly cut hay and vanilla.
An early ripening year with warm dry conditions prior to picking meant rapid sugar and flavour development throughout the first few weeks of January. The growing conditions were mild with no disease pressure for the early picked varieties.
The wine is fine, tight and pure. Reflective of the aromas the wine tastes of fresh lemon and limes. The texture is light, bright and pure with a fresh line of acidity along the palate. The finish is fresh dry and seamless.
Grapes were picked early in the morning to retain fruit freshness and quality. The juice was handled such that oxidation was eliminated ensuring the retention of fresh fruit characteristics which show in the resulting wine. The juice was fermented cold for 3 weeks. The resulting wine had minimal lees contact before blending and final filtration ready for bottling.
Will cellar for up to the next 15 years
96 points - James Halliday
The gleaming straw-green with the light bulb inside the glass is the only sign of its age. This really is something special, and a gold medal at the Sydney Wine Show barely does it justice. It has a lightness, a spring in its step, that can be suppressed by the Hunter Valley acidity code, but not here.