Silent way Chardonnay Macedon Ranges 2018

Score: 95 Points

25 Sep, 2020 – This has aromas of spiced pear, custard apple, lemon and peach, as well as some nougat-like savoriness and hazelnut-biscuit aromas. Wet stones here, too. The palate pitches ripe orchard-fruit flavors and a drizzle of honey against persistent acidity. The result of deep flavor and good balance. Drink now. Screw cap.

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Silent Way Pinot Noir 2016 $25

Pure and inviting, this Macedon Ranges pinot has juicy cherry aromas with light complexing notes of florals and herbs. It's medium-bodied with succulent balance of fruit, zippy acidity and light, drying tannins. Long and fine, Silent Way offers excellent varietal identity at a fair price. Screw cap; 13 per cent alcohol.

2019 Judging Panel

Chair of Judges - Matt Harrop

Born in New Zealand, Matt Harrop grew up in Auckland, working his first vintage at 17 in 1988 and graduating from Roseworthy College in 1991 with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Oenology. Matt has previously held roles as winemaker at Shadowfax from its first vintage in 1999 and Senior Winemaker at Nautilus in Marlborough NZ. Following that, he spent three years as winemaker at Brokenwood. Most recently, Matt has been appointed winemaker at Curly Flat Vineyard. Matt is also a regular judge of Australia’s city and regional wine shows including Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Barossa and Mornington Peninsula shows.