The Wine Advocate, Robert Parker, October 2010

2008 Chardonnay

The 2008 Chardonnay was fermented in oak with 100% indigenous yeast and a small portion of new oak. No malolactic occurred. It presents a seriously intense, tropical fruit nose, with notes of green guava, under-ripe pineapple, cedar, orange blossom, oatmeal and apricot kernel and a touch of sulphides. Full bodied, rich and concentrated, there's a great backbone of very crisp acid running the length of the palate, finishing long and chalky. Delicious now, it has the capacity to develop and cellar to 2016. 91/100


The Wine Advocate, Robert Parker, October 2010

2008 Section 94

The 2008 Section 94 is a finely crafted expression of single block Sauvignon blanc that is barrel fermented in seasoned oak. Profoundly scented of pink grapefruit, mandarin slices, kumquat and fresh herb aromas, it later releases further notes of ginger, grass, white flower and green mango plus some lees and sulphide characters. Very crisp and intensely citrus, this is a beautifully balanced wine of great texture. The finish is long with lingering chalk and crushed stone notes. It's delicious now, this is a style built to age and it should cellar to 2016+ 92+/100