2021 Single Vineyard Briar Hill Chardonnay
From the vineyard’s best block of Chardonnay, south facing and planted on a 450-million-year-old marine fossil ridge, matured for 15 months with 100% new French oak fermentation, the result is a powerful, decadent yet restrained Hunter Valley Chardonnay filled with complex savoury characters, white peach, and flinty aromas.
Gold Medal and Trophy for 'Best Hunter Valley Chardonnay' in the 2022 James Halliday Australian Chardonnay Challenge.
"An attractive well-made wine, everything in the right place and of the right shape. The base line is the conjunction of citrus and white stone fruit; fig, cashew and Granny Smith apple outliers at this stage, none taking centre stage. Diam is the next best thing to screw cap, but the case for using it is far less convincing that it is with red wines."
- 95 points, James Halliday | 2024 Wine Companion