Wine Front 93+ Points!
Wine Front 93+ points!
“Judd chardonnay. From the highest of the 10X Tractor vineyards.
The linger of flavour here is quite something. Flavour stares long and steady down an elongated palate. It’s steely, flushed with white peach, tart with nectarine/apple and only lightly touched by spicy/creamy oak. Fruit, pure and tangy, is entirely the thing here. It needs a little time but it ranks high for dare, power and overall quality.”
Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front, Apri 2017
Despite its status as the highest of the estate vineyards, Judd’s westerly aspect ensures that it always produces expressive wines.
This is fittingly a powerful wine from a wonderfully even season. There’s a warm-hearted expression here and despite having less new oak than some of the other estate wines, the flavours are unquestionably decadent, heading very much into nectarine territory. That said, it doesn’t lack for acidity, despite the extra sweetness that comes from riper grapes. An essay in tempered power. Best drinking 2017-2027
Andrew Graham , February 2017