Decanter Asia Wine Awards: Gold Medal 2015
“Exquisitely fresh, spellbinding seams of tangy grapefruit twist and squeeze through pristine grassy tones. Herbaceous shades inspire and elevate, whilst a cool, flinty contour arcs through greener lilts. Compelling and luxuriant yet showing perfectly judged restraint and synthesis between vital fruit and arresting acidity. Sonorous.”
The 2013 Estate Chardonnay offers notes of fresh peaches, pears and spiced apples with an undercurrent of baker's yeast. Light to medium-bodied, it is clean and fresh and yet with good primary fruit intensity, which should develop gracefully over the next 5-7 years.
Currently more Burgundy than Oregon but a further 12 to 24 months bottle age will bring this Chardonnay back home. Reticent at first, but then unfurling with a little aeration with subtle mineral notes, spice and flint. There seems more tension than previous vintages. I imagine richer notes will emerge over the course of the next 3-5 years.
Bright, pure, elegant and refined; concentrated, yet light on the palate. The nose exhibits aromas of citrus and green apple with a chalky mineral complexity. The palate is crisp with flavours of grapefruit and hints of honeysuckle.
Award winning Chardonnay, 94 Points from James Halliday and Trophy at the International Cool Climate Wine Awards
The Yarra Valley is possibly the ultimate region in Australia for growing Chardonnay. Add to that reputation Soumah's definitive vineyard site planted with the very finest clones and you have the perfect recipe for a modern age, premium Chardonnay.
International Wine Challenge: Bronze Winner 2012
94 Points - James Halliday
Relatively light, although healthy, colour; the expressive, perfumed bouquet of cassis leads into a finely balanced and shaped palate, with cassis, redcurrant and plum all in play; the finish and aftertaste are particularly impressive.
This beautiful organic chenin blanc shows the house style of Jeremie Mourat perfectly. It has a lovely floral character with gentle hints of honey, pear and apple. Ripe, yet crisp it has a freshness that balances the fruit flavours effortlessly. A delicious and well-structured wine that is more that worth its price-tag.
91 Points - James Halliday
One hundred per cent chardonnay, spending two years on tirage/yeast lees, the wine has abundant peachy fruit, indeed more than expected, even though it was early-picked. There won't be too many complaints about that flavour.