Various barrels complete the picture of juice maturation, though an austere wine is the aim. It comes from both Lobethal and Piccadilly fruit sources. Winemaker Michael Downer with the support of family and a great viticulture team are doing many things right, it seems.
Savoury bouquet, touch of struck flint, green apple, lime leaf, floral and general ‘minerally’ aromas. The palate is mouth-watering, acid driven, very flinty and slatey to taste, hints of green apple juice and lime the lingering feel. Licks of nutty savouriness find a slot too. Dart-shaped and flighty, delicate and very fine feeling. This is very nicely done.
Rated : 94 Points