Our 2021 Old Hill Chardonnay exhibits aromatics of lemon, brioche and cashews. On the palate, excellent structure and length are complemented by brioche, citrus and hints of white peach.
The Old Hill block chardonnay grapes were hand-picked and fermented in French oak barriques using wild yeast and left to mature on lees for eight months.
Winemaker: Scott McCarthy
The 2021 vintage saw stable and warm conditions. The fruit hand picked delivered gorgeous aromas and flavours and beautifully balanced wines. This parcel of fruit was picked on the 9th of March.
"Delightfully elegant and complex on the nose with white flesh stone fruit, fig, lemon peel, vanilla and hazelnut aromas, it's concentrated and refined in the mouth displaying excellent weight and expansive mouth feel. Wonderfully harmonious and structured with layers of delectable flavours and textures". At it's best : now to 2031. $35
Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, August 2022 - 95 points
"Comes from the Yea Valley on the Goulburn River in Victoria. This is a light bodied chardonnay displaying beautifully complex fruit character on the nose and palate. Merges light stone fruit with cashew and brioche overlaying the citrussy lemon pith characters. Seamless integration of oak works harmoniously into the palate. A fine crisp acidity adds to its delicacy and purity". Cellar : six years.
Ray Jordan, Wine Pilot, April 2023 - 93 points
"From the Upper Goulburn region, this is an impressive Chardonnay. A gleaming yellow / gold in colour, this is still quite youthful with notes of stonefruit, cashews, quality oak which is still in the process of integrating and a minerally backing. Appealing citrus notes. An attractive style with power and focus. No shrinking violet. Good ripeness here, with balance. Still very young and there is some improving to happen here". Drink now to six years
Ken Gargett, Wine Pilot, March 2023 - 92 points