A single vineyard wine showing great depth of flavour and finesse. Bright straw-green in colour, with complex aromas of peach, nectarine and citrus. Wild yeast fermentation and maturation in French oak barriques has produced a finely textured palate with a refreshing minerality.
Peak Drinking: Now - 2029
"Light yellow, bright colour. Passionfruit and tropical aromas, a tinge of grapefruit, some slaty mineral notes, quite pungent and passionfruity, with an undercurrent of chewy tannin on the aftertaste. There is a shrillness to the wine and a definite Gingin clone style to the fruit. Delicious."
96 Points - Huon Hooke, The Real Review 2021
“Super-pungent in style, with an alluring perfume augmented by gunflint, coriander and bay leaf, couched in explosive citrus, guava and glossy exotic fruit. Silky and fine, with a salty texture.”
Gold Medal, 95 points. Decanter World Wine Awards, 2021
“What a difference a vintage makes. From the citrus fineness of the ’17 we enter a fuller, richer world of chardonnay with the ’18 Gralyn reserve chardonnay. It brings to mind a favourite saying of a colleague when tasting top rate Margaret River chardonnay: “Exactly where the power stops and the delicacy starts is difficult to tell.” Indeed. Fruit intensity and concentration is off the charts and is accorded some pretty smart – and harmonious – oak. White flowers, nectarine, white peach, mango skin combines with warm toasty, vanillin oak. A harmonious mouthful of pleasure here goes hand in hand with juicy, bright acidity. Once again, the Gralyn signature is apparent; this elegant, youthful wine is bound for the cellar ….. if you have the patience.”
Jeni Port for WinePilot 2021
"Another excellent chardonnay from this small pioneering producer. Engaging aromas of stone fruit and quince with a struck match edge. The palate kicks into gear to elevate the wine into a heady zone, with a combination of minerals, butterscotch and a faint smoky oak backdrop. The length is impressive, with fine acidity doing the job.”
Ray Jordan - West Australian Wine Guide 2021
“This has that striking, Margaret River nose of intense lemon with nectarine and yellow peach. Really mouthwatering fruit aromas here. The palate delivers a very vibrant, rich and tangy fusion of citrus and peach flavors and gentle oak handling. Good balance, too. Drink or hold.”
Nick Stock for JamesSuckling.com, September 2020
Gold medal, Decanter World Wine Awards 2021