Classic Aussie chardonnay. Full bodied with stone fruits, preserved lime, brine, oak spice, cashews and cream. So well done, full bodied and utterly refreshing, with a saline close and subtle grip. Waters Wine Co.
Whole-bunch pressed, fermented wild in French hogsheads and puncheons (20% new), 10 months on lees, partial mlf. True to the Bannockburn style which offers both power and finesse. The former is set in structure and solid in body. The latter is all about a world of marvellous fruit and oak flavours: mandarin skin, nectarine, white peach, buttered toast, almond bread, quince paste. It’s dense, lifted by a citrusy acidity that is just so cleansing, so right. 95 points – Jeni Port, Halliday Wine Companion