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Yabby Lake Block 6 Chardonnay

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Yabby Lake Block 6 Chardonnay

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Tyson Stelzer (2010 Vintage) says
Sheer determination and seamless calm characterise the personality of Block Six in 2010, quite a paradox as it takes full advantage of taut malic acidity to maintain a high-tensile focus, yet without the searing disjointedness that marks so many that attempt this edgy style. Sensational drive and energy of pure lemon, white peach and grapefruit zest forms a backdrop to layered, lees-derived complexity of enticing struck flint and matchstick. Mineral texture is fine and delicate yet full and mouthfilling, making way for astounding persistence.
Wine Taste Special Edition 73 2012
96
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Bright, pale green-quartz, with no yellow yet appearing; a beautifully made wine, with a fragrant bouquet, and a palate that magically combines intensity with finesse, linearity and intensity; fruit, oak and acidity are so tightly woven together, it is pointless picking out one or other, except to say that the purity of the Chablis-like fruit is exceptional.
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
96
Nick Stock (2010 Vintage) says
Lovely match-strike complexity here, sitting across grapefruit and flinty lime pith, some nectarine too. The oak adds smoky grilled cashew complexity - a very complex and concentrated wine indeed. The palate is scintillating and long, immensely fresh and lithe, with crisp peach and citrus fruits from start to finish, energetic acidity and a long, bracing finish.
Good Wine Guide 2013
96
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Pale straw-green; a prime example of the ultra-fine, precise and pure style Tom Carson seeks to make. You know the oak is there, but it is the intense white peach and grapefruit flavours that drive the wine, underpinned by firm, natural acidity.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
96
Nick Stock (2008 Vintage) says
This inaugural single-block release is made with 100% Mendoza clone grapes and looks very different to the standard estate bottling. There's a sherbet-like citrus aroma and flinty, yeasty complexity at work - more savoury and composed - along with subtle spice. The palate's rippling with intensity and has precise attack on entry, with crystalline, concentrated yellow-melon flavours; finishes right on point.
The Good Wine Guide 2011

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