“There are leesy notes, toast, spice and buttery aromas on the nose of this medium-plus bodied, fully textured, charming chardonnay. The palate flavour is delivered on a riveting flow of grilled
pineapple, caramel, lemon curd and lime cordial. It finishes with palate-flavour replays on the monumentally long, lip-smacking finish.” 91 points. --Vic Harradine, Winecurrent.com, September 2018.
“Bright golden colour. Tropical fruit abounds with pineapple and ripe melon alongside pronounced toasty oak. This is ripe and buttery expression of Chardonnay with lots of spicy wood and even notes of chalky minerality coming through. This wine is still youthful and though the wood is presently at the forefront, there is ample concentration of fruit for the elements to integrate beautifully.” 90 points. --Alanna McIntyre, winealign.com, July 2018
“…mildly spiced and vanilla-tinged ease. There is a warmth about it that speaks to the ripeness, especially the phenolic parts that allow this slow moving and forward thinking chardonnay of plenitude to travel with well-paced motion.” 89 points. --Michael Godel, winealign.com, September 2018
“Deeply coloured and very ripe, late harvest-like, the palate is likewise full, fat and fleshy… Almost appassimento-like ripeness, complete with barley
sugar and caramel. Wood is present but not excessive. … heading more towards West Coast/ California style.” 88 points. --John Szabo, winealign.com, September 2018
“This pours fairly deep yellow-gold. It has a ripe, complex, notably wooded nose with cedary spice, buttered toast, ripe pineapple/peach fruit. It is full bodied, almost creamy in texture then dries out and warms up on the finish. Very spicy in the end as well. Excellent length. A big Niagara chardonnay.” 88 points. --David Lawrason, winealign.com, September 2018.