Pack a few drongos into the bunged up ute, mate, we’re sucking back tinnies all the way to Wombat Creek, ya flamin’ galah. Almost the last fruit that comes into the Giant Steps winery. Altitude, age of vines, new vineyard, all conspiring here. Stellar new release. Chardonnay looks tops from 2017.
Flint, halva, faint wet stone notes, some green apple, some faint buttery notes. Clatters through the palate, lively and refreshing, shows some leesy nuttiness, cool acidity staying perky and alert through the wine. Finishes with incredible velocity of acidity, tart and citrus rind feeling, with a faint stain of malty-nougat stuff. Live wire, interesting, good. Drink 2018-2026.
94 Points - Mike Bennie, The Wine Front