The ‘Reed’ Chardonnay is an incredibly textured, savoury wine. It summons a tightly-coiled white peach, grapefruit and toasted hazlenut aroma profile, which is complemented by complex flint and silex nuances. Its vividly sketched acidity allows it to carry the powerful but savoury oak in a defined yet impressive manner. Tiny yields in 2018 meant that only 1.5 tonnes of grapes were harvested, and two 500L French oak puncheons were yielded. One of these was once used, and the other was new, giving beautiful subtle toast and spice notes. This is a wine for drinking now for its crystalline purity, or cellaring and reaping the benefits of tertiary development in many years to come.
95 Points “Taut, high energy, powerful chardonnay with citrus, grapefruit, oyster shell, mineral, ginger and toasted nut flavours, with a backbone of pure acidity that gives the wine a nod in the direction of Chablis. Bob Campbell MW, Real Reviews. 13/05/2019