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2010 Chardonnay Block 2

Tasting Date: 23 March 2012

A complex Chardonnay still in the subtlety of its youth. The aromatics start with nutty typicity. Vibrant stone fruit blossoms and peach pit are beginning to rise over savoury notes of wet stone and musk. Mouth coating texture with a core of pristine, crystalline purity. Both lingering and refreshing. Drink / Hold

Tasting Date: October 2011

17 months on gross lees in barrel (only 12% new) have left their mark on the nose: hints of grapefruit, but a dark cellar complexity with whiffs of toast, charcuterie and damp stone. The palate is richly textural with pink grapefruit, cream, but a mineral core of tension and absolute purity. Huge length through the finish, where the minerality dominates. A serious, long haul prospect that will reward patience.

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2010 Vintage

The season started slowly after a cool and wet winter. There were some frosts throughout the spring but nothing severe that couldn’t be fought and no damage was sustained. Excellent weather during flowering and with a little green harvest in some blocks, resulted in perfect crop loads and a very even bunch maturity. January was cool and wet but then February and March balanced this with warm and very dry weather. The vines were in very healthy condition with harvest commencing on March 30 and concluding on April 23. There was nothing extraordinary about the growing season and it can be regarded as a very fine year. Low sugar levels at harvest (important to keep alcohols from climbing too high) and stable acidities were a very pleasing aspect of the 2010 vintage

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2010 Chardonnay Block 2

Tasting Date: 23 March 2012

A complex Chardonnay still in the subtlety of its youth. The aromatics start with nutty typicity. Vibrant stone fruit blossoms and peach pit are beginning to rise over savoury notes of wet stone and musk. Mouth coating texture with a core of pristine, crystalline purity. Both lingering and refreshing. Drink / Hold

Tasting Date: October 2011

17 months on gross lees in barrel (only 12% new) have left their mark on the nose: hints of grapefruit, but a dark cellar complexity with whiffs of toast, charcuterie and damp stone. The palate is richly textural with pink grapefruit, cream, but a mineral core of tension and absolute purity. Huge length through the finish, where the minerality dominates. A serious, long haul prospect that will reward patience.

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2010 Vintage

The season started slowly after a cool and wet winter. There were some frosts throughout the spring but nothing severe that couldn’t be fought and no damage was sustained. Excellent weather during flowering and with a little green harvest in some blocks, resulted in perfect crop loads and a very even bunch maturity. January was cool and wet but then February and March balanced this with warm and very dry weather. The vines were in very healthy condition with harvest commencing on March 30 and concluding on April 23. There was nothing extraordinary about the growing season and it can be regarded as a very fine year. Low sugar levels at harvest (important to keep alcohols from climbing too high) and stable acidities were a very pleasing aspect of the 2010 vintage