Ice Pressed Chardonnay 2021
Its rich and unctuous and intense with a syrup like texture of concentration and power. Candied orange, Cumquat marmalade, Ginger Snap biscuits and spicey Cinnamon Oak to close.
A wine that can either be enjoyed as an aperitif or as a dessert style.
Hand picked on Valentine's Day, chilled down to -16C, whole-bunch pressed. Fermented in 2 seasoned French barriques and one stainless-steel vat. Matured for 4 months. 121.9g/L. Very sweet, very intense, extremely pure. It's not exactly like drinking sweet Margaret River chardonnay, it's something else entirely. Crystalline doesn't precisely sum it up, but it's on the right track. A bit like peach concentrate, peach nectar. The warm year has contributed fruit power and density. 375ml.
-James Halliday, 92 pts