I've not tried this wine before, I have always been a fan of the Estate Chardonnay. But this wine was a revelation, first on the tasting table this morning I still had some toothpaste residue which played havoc with my palate. The "Girt by Sea" shone through, I revisited it later in the morning and it more than confirmed my initial thoughts.
The nose is an offering of peaches, nectarines, lanollin and vanilla cream notes against a vague backdrop of oak. The palate is an absolute pleasure, more nectarines and peaches across an underlying base of grapefruit pith. The palate is balanced with ever so slightly crunchy textures, the finish is good if a little tight. There is a line of minerality down the middle which gives a nod to Chablis. This is the first vintage using natural ferment in old french oak and it works. Don't hold on to this, drink it young and enjoy it with a variety of seafood.