The Tiers vineyard in the heart of the Piccadilly Valley was planted over 40 years ago by Petaluma’s founding father, Brian Croser.
Pale gold in colour, the nose displays aromas of white peach, nectarine and lemon curd with a hint of flint.
The palate shows restraint and elegance with a fine creamy texture, underpinned by a graceful drive of mineral acidity and fruit persistence. Flavours of white and yellow stone fruits, citrus curd and grapefruit.
PEAK DRINKING: Enjoyed now but will further develop complexity and richness for up to 10 years from careful cellaring.
FOOD MATCH: Seafood, canapes, white meats
96 GOLD POINTS - Halliday Companion 2024
97 Points - Huon Hooke / The Real Review 2022 "The bouquet is very complex with quartzy-mineral and struck-flint aromas over chalky nuances and liberal nutty oak on the mid-palate, but the fruit is powerful enough to balance it all. Almond and malt traces. The mid-palate intensity is impressive and piercing, without being too acid-driven; the finish and aftertaste are long, harmonious and satisfying. Great length and wonderful aftertaste. A smashing chardonnay, already tremendously complex"
95 Points - Andrew Caillard MW in the Vintage Journal 2022 "Pale colour. Fragrant nectarine, white peach, roasted cashew nut aromas with flinty, tonic water notes. Well concentrated stone fruit, lemon curd, tonic water flavours, fine loose knit chalky textures, attractive mid-palate viscosity and integrated marzipan, vanilla notes. Crispy fresh at the finish. Refined and complex. Drink now – 2028"