The nose has fresh fruit aroma, with a clean lemon scent combined with a rich marmalade overtone from the new barrels and the lees. The palate has fine structure with high acid, good fruit flavour and with a gentle grape tannin and well balanced oak on the finish.
we extended our work with Chardonnay and took some important new steps in our search for greater complexity. Fermentation in cask is a standard practice, but the time spent aging in barrel has been steadily increased. The 1985 wine spent virtually 12 months in wood (it was bottled only 2 weeks before the 1986 vintage commenced) and spent all of that time in contact with its lees. Needless to say, it is a wine with many facets.