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Twilight of the Adelaide Hills Chardonnay Awards

Posted January 17, 2018

Vintage 2019

  • Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition (USA) 2020 – Gold Medal, 91 Points
  • The Real Review, Ralph Kyte-Powell – 90 Points

    "A bracing young chardonnay, with attractive citrus and white flower aromas, well-measured oak input and a slight herbal note. It tastes clean and pure, and while it has fair fruit intensity, the impression is of lightness and freshness, no doubt due to rather elevated acidity. It tingles and zips with a citrus tang, and really needs a couple of years in bottle to soften and build dimensionDrink now. Screw cap." Ralph Kyte-Powell

Vintage 2018

  • Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition (USA) 2019 - Gold, 92 Points
  • Women's Wine & Spirits Awards 2019 - Gold Medal
  • San Diego International Wine & Spirit Competition 2019 - Silver Medal
  • Critics International Wine Challenge (USA) 2019 – Silver Medal
  • AWC Vienna International Wine Show 2019 - Silver Medal
  • The Real Review - 93 Points

"Pale yellow colour with a healthy tinge of green. Aromas of lemon custard and pale stone fruits - a definite creamy note to the nose. It's a lean, citrus-driven palate. Pristine fruit with piercing acidity - oak very quiet and easily absorbed. Terrific purity. Will be sensational with a few years in the bottle" Nick Butler 10 November 2019

Vintage 2017

  • San Diego International Wine Challenge 2018 - Gold Medal 91 points
  • Asia International Wine Competition 2018 – Gold Medal
  • Sakura Japan Women's Wine Awards 2019 - Gold Medal
  • China Wine & Spirits Awards 2018 – Gold Medal
  • San Francisco International Wine Competition 2018 – Silver Medal
  • International Wine and Spirit Challenge 2018 - Silver Medal
  • Sommelier International Wine Challange 2018 - Silver Medal Critics International Wine Competition - Silver Medal
  • Vienna AWC International Wine Challenge 2018 – Silver Medal
  • Critics International Wine Challenge (USA) 2018 – Silver Medal
  • James Halliday Australian Wine Companion - 91 Points
"Nothing too complicated. Peach, pear and citrus flavours are full of fresh, fruit-driven appeal, the action delivered upfront, the flow free and unbridled."

    Vintage 2016

    • Sommelier Challenge International Wine Competition (USA) 2016 – Gold Medal 94 Points
    • China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value 2017 – Gold Medal
    • San Diego International Wine & Spirit Competition 2017 - Silver Medal
    • San Francisco International Wine Competition 2017 – Silver Medal
    • James Suckling – 90 Points
    • James Halliday Australian Wine Companion - 89 Points 

    "Part fermented in stainless steel, thence to new and second-use French barriques to conclude fermentation, matured for 10 months. An elegant light to medium-bodied chardonnay, the accent firmly on citrus/grapefruit, stone fruit largely missing in action."

    Vintage 2015

    • Critics International Wine Challenge (USA) 2016 – Gold Medal – 91 Points
    • China Wine & Spirits Awards 2016 – Gold Medal
    • San Francisco International Wine Competition 2016 – Silver Medal

    Vintage 2014

    • China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value 2016 – Gold Medal
    • Critics International Wine Challenge (USA) 2015 – Silver Medal
    • Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition (USA) 2015 – Silver Medal
    • Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition (USA) 2016 – Silver Medal
    • Vienna AWC International Wine Challenge – Silver Medal
    • James Halliday Australian Wine Companion – 90 Points
    "Hand-picked, destemmed, limited use of French oak for partial fermentation. Easy go lucky stone fruit (surprising given the alcohol) fits well with the simple vinification. No hard yards here." 

      Vintage 2013

      • China Wine and Spirits Best Value Awards 2015 – Double Gold Medal
      • San Diego International Wine Competition (USA) 2015 - Gold Medal 90 points
      • Sommelier Wine Awards 2015 (UK) - Silver Medal
      • James Halliday Australian Wine Companion – 91 Points 

      "Hand-picked; destemmed, not crushed; cool-fermented in stainless steel tanks, part finishing fermentation in new and used French oak. Initially delicately juicy, before gaining considerable traction on the back-palate and finish, fruit, not oak, setting the agenda."

      Vintage 2012

      • Adelaide Review Hot 100 (South Australian) Wines 2013 - Top 100
      • Cathay Pacific International Wine and Spirit Competition (Hong Kong) 2013 - Gold Medal
      • James Halliday Australian Wine Companion - 94 Points
      • Wine Spectator (USA) August 2013 - 91 Points

      "Pale straw-green; the fragrant bouquet is quickly followed by an intense and tightly focused palate of impressive length, white stone fruit interwoven with grapefruit; the decision to largely ferment in stainless steel, with some new and used French barriques, worked well."

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