95 Points, 2018 Halliday Wine Companion
This 2016 Chardonnay was originally labelled as Tucks Ridge 'Buckle Block' and was made in tiny quantities from the original ’85 planting on our north-facing site in Red Hill.
The new wave of chardonnays, particularly those from cool climates, are exciting wine drinkers everywhere. Our ‘goldilocks’ growing conditions here on the Pen (not too hot, not too cold, but just right) allows the grape to ripen slowly while retaining the freshness of natural acidity that’s so important to achieving balance with chardonnay, and Tucks Chardonnay is a cracking example of this. Stone fruit, citrus and mineral characters combine with a silky ribbon of toasty vanilla, brilliantly balanced by classic chardonnay bready notes.