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2011 Chardonnay Block 2

Tasting Date: 15 November 2013

A rich and deep expression of Block 2. The wine shows poised balance of polished stone and oyster shell. An elegant mineral seam underpins with flinty drive. Intense and alluring having shed the nervosity of youth.

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Tasting Date: October 2012

The nose is fairly taut and nervous this young, with hints of citrus peel and a touch of pineapple in the background. The palate is somehow both rich and textural but almost entirely mineral. It is almost impossible at present to find the fruit under the layers and layers of flint and stone. But while the wine is infused with tension, it is anything but austere. The use of minimal new oak keeps woodwork well out of the picture. The finish is very long, very pure and again, chiselled from stone.