2020 Tapanappa Tiers Vineyard 1.5m Chardonnay
Brilliant very pale straw colour with greenish tinged edges and a watery hue. Quite Burgundian like in its aromatic profile, refined scents of white peach, nectarine, dried honey and lightly toasted oak drift from the glass followed by spicy cashew and gun flint notes. Rich and possessing a fleshy texture, the palate also has an underlying freshness. Generously weighted white peach, nectarine, biscuity oak and subtle dried honey flavours meld into roasted almond, nougat and smoky mineral like characters. Fantastic drive and depth with a long complex finish.
Drink over the next 5-6 years.
A beautiful piece of wine machinery. Precision is everything here. That, and purity. Nectarine, lemon curd, flint, cream and cedar characters. It’s pure, focused and long; it’s scintillating. Drink this now and it’s spectacular but its best days remain ahead. Drink 2022-2028+
Campbell Mattinson – The Wine Front