"Very approachable as a young wine, yet still built for a long life in the cellar. The palate is impeccably balanced with its strong, citrus characters and a crisp acid structure which leaves the wine with a clean finish."
"The vines in the HVD vineyard were planted in 1908 and form the “Sign Post Block”. The vineyard lies between two small creeks that are fed from a spring in the Brokenback range. The vines are rarely stressed and their roots are almost continuously in water. The soil is a light sandy loam going down into coarse river sand. The grapes were hand picked then lightly crushed before a relatively cool fermentation in stainless steel. After a short period on gross lees, the wine was racked and left to mature in stainless steel for a further ve months before bottling in early July, 2010. 11% alc."
"95 pts ... The HVD vineyard was planted in 1908. Despite a touch of spritz, this has started down its development path with the first hint of honey joining the lively, tangy, lemon/lemongrass flavours, the acidity crisp and reassuring. Drink through 2030."