WA100: The 2018 Chardonnay Point Rouge is composed of the best barrels from the entire estate. Floral notes of citron blossoms and honeysuckle leap from the glass, over a core of grapefruit, yuzu and ripe pears with hints of struck match, almond croissant and lime zest. The medium to full-bodied palate has a racy backbone supporting the tightly wound citrus and pear flavors with a lovely creaminess to the texture and a very long finish packed with tension and bursting with fruit. While it is tempting to drink now, it’s going to really impress with another 2-3 years in bottle and drink for a further 15 years+.
VM96: The 2018 Chardonnay Point Rouge is rich, deep and wonderfully expressive. The interplay of exuberance and finesse is so nicely done. Passion fruit, apricot, honeysuckle and wild flowers convey exotic richness, but there is no excess weight at all. Deceptive in its understated personality, the 2018 Point Rouge has so much going on.