Wine Front reviews - 2023 Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Gamay, Pinot Noir

Wine Front reviews - 2023 Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Gamay, Pinot Noir

Chardonnay 2023

94+ points. There’s ample flavour and texture here but the length of this wine is wow. It tastes of grilled peaches, green pineapple, straw, herbs and cedarwood. There’s real flavour here, and a creaminess to the texture, but there’s a real cut to the wine as well. It arguably needs a bit of time to soften. It thrusts its way through the finish, drawing flavour along with it. In 15 year’s time people will be pulling well-cleared bottles of this out and marvelling at how youthful it seems. Campbell Mattinson,

Sauvignon Blanc 2023

95 points. This is just a pup but it’s on its way to an excellent place. Once again, as I was last release, I’m a bit smitten. Passionfruit and green pineapple, herbs, gravel, lemongrass and something sweeter, like mango. It’s all cut and thrust and then, on the finish, it opens, allowing the flesh to flow in. Tonnes of length here. Tension too. Plenty going on. It’s simply excellent. Campbell Mattinson,

Gamay 2023

94 points. I love this wine, I think it’s beautiful. I probably shouldn’t talk in first person like that but forgive me. It’s a savoury, spicy, bunchy red wine with polished red berried fruit, a keen juiciness, excellent control and velvety/grapey tannin. It’s fresh, it’s savoury, it’s fruity, and it has herb/spice characters galore. It’s more-ish and then some. It’s tops. Campbell Mattinson,

Pinot Noir 2023

95 points. This is excellent. Fine, tight, intricate, wild and precise at once. Not exactly sure how they do that but here it is, they have. Cherries, meat, soy, strawberries, twiggy spice, some volatility, a fine web of tannin, some beet characters, some undergrowth. So much going on within an overall impression of control. Mightily impressed. Campbell Mattinson,