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  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035

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Drawn from across a range of sites from Brian Croser's beloved Piccadilly Valley.

Sees 30% new oak, with just over 300 dozen made. Citrus, lemon curds, honeydew, touches of meal, spicy oak.

The sour tang of lemon, a racy, almost nervy energy to it; acid that verily reaches into the far recesses of the palate, secreting itself into the cheeks, before the slow withdrawal. 

Intensity of finish, a bold slap of flavour, lingering long. 92 

  • 92p

This technically sits below both Tiers and the new 1.5x Chardonnay on the Tapanappa quality ladder, but this would comfortably beat many winery’s flagships. Style-wise this mirrors the Tiers in many ways, with the same white peach oak and lemon, though the palate is a fraction less precise. Did I mention the concentration of flavour here? It’s excellent. Brian always makes full-bodied Chardonnay and this packs in much of what you’d probably call classic Adelaide Hills Chard style. Delicious wine. Best drinking: 2017-2023. 18/20, 93/100. 13.5%, $39. Would I buy it? Definitely.

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Piccadilly, South Australia

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