91pts James Suckling
A succulent, round chardonnay with nectarines, mangoes, dried jasmine, apple pie and vanilla custard on the nose. Medium-to full-bodied with a creamy palate. Sweet peach notes to close. Drink now.
The 2020 vintage produced beautifully expressive Chardonnay from our Hillview Estate. Initial aromas display classic notes of citrus and pineapple, as well as the other tropical fruits that are a hallmark of this wine. There is also a fragrant, dried apple note, along with fresh pastry dough, lemon curd and dried sage. Spice and toast from the barrel aging come through in the aroma and the flavor of the wine. This Chardonnay is rich and viscous on the palate, with flavors of citrus, marmalade and apricot that lead to a full, lingering finish.