GLOBAL FINE WINE CHALLENGE 2022 Trophy, Best Chardonnay. Trophy, White Wine of Show. JAMES SUCKLING 98 points, Best Australian Wine 2022, # 20 Best Value Wine Globally, # 25 Best Wines Globally. A tight and full-bodied white with flint, stone, sliced apples and pears. Really mineral undertone. Seashells, too. It’s so tight and focused with lots of structure. Long and intense. Powerful gunpowder and spice and sea salt. This is impressive to drink now like a top young Burgundy (Chevalier-Montrachet) but will deliver so much more in the future. Drink or hold. HUON HOOKE, THE REAL REVIEW 2022, 97 points. Smoky matchstick reduction adds extra layers of character to a very complex bouquet. It's funky in the nicest possible way. Sensational intensity of flavour; lively and fresh, a wine of power and precision. Indeed, a great chardonnay! RAY JORDAN WINE GUIDE 2023, 97 points. This is one of the finest Deep Woods chardonnay releases. It comes from two key Wilyabrup vineyards with additional fruit from further south at Karridale and Wallcliffe. Has such a vital and high energy mouth feel with a crunchy juicy texture. Citrus tang with minerally acid accentuates these engaging characteristics. Different parcels were aged separately for nine months on lees and then brought together for the magic to happen.