Giant Steps Tarraford Vineyard Chardonnay 2014 ~ Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia
This is great……and here’s why!97/100 James Halliday
96/100 Ray Jordan
94/100 The Wine Front
90/100 Wine Spectator
Decanter World Wine Awards ~ Bronze
One of the Top 100 Wines of 2015 - James Halliday
James Halliday ~ "Rolls Royce power, Yarra Valley length......The bouquet is arresting in its complexity, with a faint echo of funk, but it is the palate that defines this wine, with its ripples and whirlpools of white peach, grapefruit and creamy cashew, all brought to a driving finish thanks to its natural acidity."
Ray Jordan ~"Strikes immediately with a precise and penetrating aroma of grapefruit with nuances of vanilla pod and light stone fruit. Intense and tightly controlled palate that extends with ease through to a long finish. Impressive wine of immense class and power reflecting this exceptional vintage."
Wine Spectator ~"Crisp and bright, this strikes a terrific balance between lemon, grapefruit and peppery white floral notes, with a refreshing, lingering finish. Drink now through 2020."
Giant Steps is a privately owned, estate based, Yarra Valley grower and winemaker. Giant Steps has forged a reputation for delivering some of Australia’s most consistent, over-performing, varietal wines. These wines have received global acclaim and established a strong reputation in restaurants and fine wine stores around the world.
Since 2003 Giant Steps wines have collectively been awarded 19 trophies and over 50 gold medals at major international and domestic wine shows, and has been named one of the Top 100 Wineries in the World by Wine & Spirits Magazine, US for each of the last three years.
Owner Phil Sexton came to wine via beer. He started Little Creatures, a favourite of Aussie hopheads, in Perth (Western Australia).
Yarra Valley is a region with a cool climate, best known for its Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Yarra Valley is an hour’s drive east of Melbourne. Located in a protected valley, Tarraford Vineyard has a discrete microclimate that is cooler than neighbouring sites.