Giant Steps Sexton Vineyard Chardonnay 2016
Lusciously fruit driven, complex and delightfully unique, this Yarra Valley Chardonnay has loads of personality. There’s savoury smokiness and fruit flavours ahoy, including white stone fruits, apricot, apple, lime and lemon, all with a grapefruit backbone. Nutty flavours appear as the wine opens up giving it complexity and depth. This is a stylish wine hailing from a lineage of high achievers amongst wine judges.
The Wine Front – From one of Yarra Valley’s modern, marquee vineyards, one could say. It feels like 2016 is shaping up well for Yarra chardonnay, for mine. Recent iterations of Giant Steps single vineyard wines really are for ‘when you absolutely, positively, got to kill every motherf*%ker in the room; accept no substitutes”, to rework a quote. This is great drinking. It’s sleek and understated, touched by mealy, vanilla notes, cool across the palate but stains it gently with a slip of fruit-gentle creamy oak-cashew savouriness-spice. Pretty perfume shows delicate apple, nectarine and citrus scents given character from fleeting marzipan, flint and sweet spice complexity. It’s moreish, succulent, just a touch sweet fruited, lingers well.
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