Vineyard | Cool climate, high altitude vineyards of Orange, NSW.
Bouquet | White peach, pear and citrus blossom aromas.
Palate | Rich, textural palate of stone fruit and roasted almonds from wild yeast fermentation in French oak puncheons. Extended lees contact and ageing in French oak for structured palate with a long, elegant finish.
Alcohol | 13.3%
Cellaring | 5+ years, keep away from strong light, at a cool, constant temperature <15°.
Winemaking | Picked at moderate ripeness retaining natural acidity while capturing generous fruit flavour, gentle pressing of free run juice to French oak puncheons (500L) for 9 months, 30% new oak.
Silver Medal & 87 Points International Organic Wine Awards 2018 4 / 5 Points Annual Winestate Magazine NSW Wine Show 2018 Bronze Medal New South Wales Wine Awards 2018 82 Points Australian Highlands Wine Show 2018
While not the usual variety for dessert style wines, this Chardonnay is an unexpected pleasure, which will age beautifully. Fresh and bright, with pear and melon characters.
2011 Reserve Orange Cabernet Sauvignon
Cool climate aged Cabernet Sauvignon from Mark's private cellar. Rich cassis and spicy plum with herbaceous undertones. Some savoury richness with cedary French oak and firm tannins. Pure varietal Cabernet with a perfect fruit/oak balance. Classic aged Cabernet that is drinking well now or will benefit from further cellaring for 1 3 years.
Extremely limited stock available.
93 Points James Halliday
Fragrant Christmas pudding aromas with flavours of toffee, nuts, orange peel, caramel and raisin that linger. Try on its own, with blue cheese, or over your favourite dessert.