The Real Review - 2023 Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir

The Real Review - 2023 Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir

Chardonnay 2023

95 points. This has opened up since last tasted, a very refined, tensioned, intense and subtle chardonnay with vitality and energy, powered by bright acidity, its oak nigh invisible. There is subtle complexity, aromas of cream filled pastries, waxy and yeast-leesy, the palate arrow-like with its focused, piercing flavour and acidity. More Chablis-like than expected from this vineyard, and very smart. Huon Hooke,

Sauvignon Blanc 2023

92 points. Complex aromas of papaya, melon skin, feijoa and mandarin peel. Fresh, crunchy and zesty on the palate. There's a core of citrus and passionfruit, as well as a slaty minerality and a decent drive of phenolics. Long, sophisticated and very smart sauvignon. Aaron Brasher,

Pinot Noir 2023

95 points. A rather forward developed colour, and the nose is likewise, with savoury developed complexities of dried herbs and dry stems overlying mellow fruit and oak-derived nuances. It's very savoury and utterly delicious, with foresty/sousbois characters dominant. A very distinctive and idiosyncratic style that is a delight to drink. Huon Hooke,