New Releases from Australia (Jul 2003)

Pale, bright straw with a faint yellow edge. Fragrant, stony, minerally aromas of dried flowers, melon and lemon blossom, with dusty nuances of clove and nutmeg. Seamless, tightly crafted and very long. Supple, juicy flavors of pineapple, grapefruit and mango are nicely complemented by nutty, vanillin oak. Finishes with citrus-like acids and a lingering mineral presence. Very polished chardonnay, but could it use a bit more soul?