A continued evolution in style towards a more delicate and textural Chardonnay. The nose shows delicate citrus and white stonefruit with a hint of oak and sulphide lift. The palate has the generosity of Chardonnay in a toned down form. The fruit is balanced well with the fresh acidity and slight textural element from extended time on yeast lees
Huon Hooke, The Real Review
95 Points - Subtle, balanced, nutty bouquet, a trace of rubber, with good complexity and detail, the palate soft and round, refined and elegant, a lovely complete wine. Excellent. Finesse and character. A more pared-back style, and low in alcohol. Not very Hunter-like.
Gary Walsh, Wine Front
94 Points - Cooler, wetter years are often not so much of a problem for Vat 47. This has fine bones, but also has flavour to go with it. Green melon, lemon and lime, slight herbal perfume, gentle vanilla nougat and cedar spice oak. Medium bodied, light chalky texture, lovely well settled acidity, almost a delicacy to it, then a tight and very long citrus and Thai basil infused finish. There’s so much to like about this wine. Closure : Screwcap. Drink : 2016 - 2025+
Lester Jesbery, Winewise
4.5 starts out of 5 - A fresh powerful, but restrained white peach style with a subtle lees influence. The palate is intense and well structured, with subtle oak. 30% new French oak. 100% basket pressed.
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