2021 Wyjup Collection Chardonnay
Medium straw colour
Lifted ripe melon and white peach aromas with complex textural notes of cashew and burnt figs on the nose. Generous and fully flavoured with lashings of perfectly ripe mid-palate punch. The use of high solids gives a textural, creamy character to the wine. This flavour and intensity is integrated seamlessly with the fineboned French oak with a long and persistent finish.
Pair w/ braised Quail, Apricots, Currants and Tamarind.
Limited and Exclusive. Will reward cellaring for 5-7 years. 1536 bottles made.
95 Points - "This is an impressive wine. Intense, powerful and compelling, with rich stone fruit characters complemented by complex winemaking inputs. The way this all comes together on the palate is quite brilliant. Whilst the rich winemaking notes stand out on the nose, there is a degree of restraint to the fruit, and the worked notes complement rather than dominate the flavours on the palate. The oak is fine and adds depth. Another year or two will really see this fill out, and five+ years in the cellar will do this no harm at all." - Barry Weinman, Fine Wine Club
93 Points - "Lush, toasty and rich. A decadent chardonnay with hallmark power and presence. Graceful glide in texture with layers of spice, ripe fruit, judicious oak seasoning and general chardonnay lavishness. All of this fits together superbly. It's not a classy wine, but it has pedigree and wears its heft well, finishing fresh, tight and spicy. Lots of perfume, lots of flavours, all so well done." - Mike Bennie, Halliday Wine Companion.