2021 Giant Steps Chardonnay
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2021 Giant Steps Chardonnay

Yarra Valley, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
$32. 99 Bottle
$395.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 4 Years (2021-2025)
ABV: 12.5%
Closure: Stelvin

Brilliant very pale straw colour with a distinct tinge of green circling the rim and a watery hue. Aromas of white peach, nectarine and subtle dried honey drift from the glass followed by light biscuity oak and faint notes of flint. Mid weighted, fresh and possessing a nicely rounded fleshy textural feel, the palate sports white peach and citrus fruits over a back drop of dried honey, delicate biscuity oak and flinty mineral characters. Finishes dry with a brisk feel to the elegant aftertaste.
Drink over the next 3-4 years.
Alc. 12.5%

Other Reviews....
A blend of Sexton, Tarraford, Applejack, Primavera and Wombat Creek vineyards. 15% new oak (puncheons). About 10% malo. In other news, Mel Chester (ex Seppelt, Sutton Grange) is the incoming winemaker at Giant Steps, while Steve Flamsteed involves himself in special ops for GS, among other things.

Flavour, crunch, gloss, and all up a Chardonnay of fine balance and appeal. White peach, almond, a little fennel and lime, fine acidity, flinty texture, a cool cucumber thing happening, and clean, with a well-defined finish of excellent length. Very good in 2021. Drink 2022-2027.
94 points
Gary Walsh - The Wine Front

Whole-bunched pressed into older French puncheons. Natural fermentation and zero mlf. A super-bright green gold. Vibrant aromas with perfectly ripened stone fruits, grapefruit pith and an attractive touch of lemongrass and ginger. Gently textured, balanced and satisfying. A class act from beginning to end. Drink by 2025.
95 points
Philip Rich - James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion