This winery has really turned its focus to Margaret River Chardonnay in a serious way, with wines representing everyday drinking and then every level right up to those which sit with the very best of the region. The common thread is really impressive quality right through the range. This wine was fermented in an even split of new and then one and two-year-old French barriques. It was on lees for eight months, stirred regularly, before it was bottled.
The colour is a pristine green gold. The nose offers lovely complex Chardonnay characters with cashews, stone fruit, grilled nuts, citrus, peach stone notes and wood smoke. Quite intense, this is a fuller-flavoured style, with richness throughout. Seamless and an enticing texture, good acidity and very good length. This is quite delicious now, but it will go for another couple of years if you prefer.