Appearance: Clear and bright straw green.
Nose: Fresh and clean with a straw-like bouquet that builds into an array of white peach, jasmine and hints of nougat.
Palate: Layered and luxurious revealing grapefruit, lightly toasted cashews and subtle spice notes that lead to a clean mineral finish. Integrated and refined French oak selection with controlled lees contact adds a further level of depth.
"Every year Rosily's chardies improve on the previous vintage, and so it is with the 2017. It's a rich, seductive, almost opulent white with layers of flavour. The oak has the upper hand right now, as is common in young Burgundies; this one has spent 9 months in partly new barrels of classy, polished Burgundian oak. It's added the cashews to the peaches here, while lees stirring and malolactic fermentation have added complexity. There are hints of butter, exotic spices and minerals to round off a chardy that reminded me of Chassagne-Montrachet. Will improve for a few years but I doubt you'd be able to keep your hands off it. 96 points. Serious bargain." - Kim Brebach, bestwinesunder20.com.au, January 2018
"A very smart chardonnay, multi-faceted and full of interest" - 92 points, ranked #2 of 15 Margaret River 2017 Chardonnays tasted - Huon Hooke, therealreview.com April 2018