2015 'Block 4' Chenin Blanc
Aromas of fresh lemon, grapefruit and pear with underlying vanillin oak. Dry, fresh acid structure with ripe white nectarine and yellow fruits such as lemon and pear. A lovely rich texture on the mid palate, originating from time ‘on lees’ and barrel fermentation. This wine has been made in the French 'Vouvray' style so is well suited to many foods like white meats and pasta with creamy sauces. Also very good with Asian food.
This is a mighty good attempt at bringing another dimension to the standard chenin blanc. Gets natural fermentation and 9 months on lees to bring in texture and complexity. Has a creamy Vouvray character and with that natural chenin acidity, makes for a mighty good wine. A slightly more restrained version to the previous year. 93/100 - RAY JORDAN WINE GUIDE 2017
GOLD - Class 7 - Other white varities 2016 SIX NATIONS WINE CHALLENGE
The 2015 'Block 4' Chenin Blanc is a new release and the follow-on vintage from the highly successful 2014 'Block 4' Chenin Blanc, which claimed: "WINNER - 'BEST OF THE WEST - CHENIN BLANC" 93/100 - RAY JORDAN WINE GUIDE 2016
The 2014 vintage also attracted Huon Hooke's attention:
"What a pleasure to be able to review an excellent Aussie chenin blanc. Creamy lees derived characters augment apple and pear fruit which is fresh and crisply crunchy on the tongue. A tickle of mid-palate sweetness before a clean finish. It’s refreshing and more complex than most."SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, HUON HOOKE, OCTOBER 2015