2013 Eagles Rest 'Flat Block' Chardonnay
Pale green, gold in colour, a hint of the finesse and ageing potential of this wine. The Flat Block shows how well good vineyard management and the right harvesting decision can provide a great contrast to vintage conditions. This wine is very delicate on the nose showing subtle citrus fruit characters of lime and grapefruit. There is a hint of this block’s typical underlying tropical fruit lift. Background flint and wet slate add depth and complexity to the aromatics. The palate is very refined and elegant, hints of seashell and lime coat the zesty acidity giving body and texture while maintaining finesse. The wine finishes with bracing acidity, which will see this Chardonnay cellar very well over the next 7 to 9 years.