Ray Jordan Bowled Over by Chardies

In the West Weekend on Easter Saturday 2020 Ray Jordan reviewed all three of our Chardonnays and brought some brightness to these isolating times. We look forward to our Cellar Door opening once again when restrictions lift and welcoming you to try them all.

Here’s what Ray had to say about the three chardonnays:

The Willow 2016 – 95 points

“Heydon Estate makes a generous full style of Chardonnay and this is another excellent example of a wine that delivers when young, but which has the potential to age well. Creamy cashew and grapefruit with a minerally edge. There’s a slightly charry mid-palate character and the finish is very long. I tasted this after another six months and it had gone up a notch as these Heydon Estate wines generally do.”

The Streaker 2018 – 93 points

“This is the initial release of a new wine made in a slightly funkier way with a more reductive mouthfeel. It’s been whole-bunch pressed and wild yeast fermented in puncheons. It’s not hard to see why it’s already won a couple of trophies. There is a level of sophistication here. Aromas of brioche, lemon curd and light cashew on the nose. Seamless and beautifully integrated. Dry, savoury finish.”

Hallowed Turf 2018 – 92 points

A lightly oaked wine, whole-bunch pressed to old oak and stainless steel barrels and wild fermented. I do like this slightly more restrained style to the Hallowed Turf. Balanced oak and the fruit is excellent and the extended palate has a minerally purity about it. Chalky, with brioche and lemon sorbet characters.