95pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Made from TOR's five best barrels from Hyde Vineyard and aged for 16 months in French oak barrels, the 2018 Chardonnay Reserve Cuvee Susan drifts effortlessly out of the glass with compelling scents of fresh lemons, grapefruit, yuzu and orange blossoms with suggestions of honeycomb, marzipan and lime leaves. The medium-bodied palate is an exercise in elegance, featuring delicate citrus and savory layers with seamless freshness and a satiny texture, finishing long and fragrant. 50 cases were made.
Chardonnay shows intense notes of Saline, sea spray and lite sweet Vanilla on the nose. On the palate this wine is write, fresh and intensely focused with just a touch of sweet oak, creme brûlée and an almost Riesling like oiliness to it. A wine to drink now as well as lay down for years to watch it develop.