Rich inviting nose full of butterscotch, toast, yeasty lees and ripe stone fruits. Dry, full bodied wine with creamy middle palate but offset by some lovely lime driven acidity. Ripe peach, apricot and honey flavours. Well balanced and thoroughly integrated wine producing a long satisfying finish. Ticks all the boxes.
Giant Steps Sexton Vineyard Chardonnay 2020, Yarra Valley, Vic
Outstanding (Score range 95-100)
Often an internationally recognised, leading brand or winery – but not always! Produces a classic wine that is a faultless representation of the style/variety. Complexity on the nose and a seamless palate are an example of the hallmarks of an outstanding wine.
Highly Recommended (Score range 92-94)
A quality focused wine that has plenty of style. Length of palate and intensity are often key characteristics of highly recommended wines. These producers could be the ones to watch in the future.
Recommended (Score range 89-91)
An above average well-made, reflection of the style/variety, which often represents good value for money.