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2017 Precipice Willow Lake Vineyard Chardonnay

Yarra Valley, VIC

Beautiful 95 point Chardonnay from one of the Yarra's finest Chardonnay sites!

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$35.00

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Marty Singh has nailed this modern, restrained, high-tensile style.

Huon Hooke

About The Wine

Marty Singh is another young Yarra Valley winemaker making strides, and his 2017 Precipice Chardonnay from the great Willow Lake vineyard is looking superb.

Marty has extensive winemaking experience - most prominently as assistant winemaker at Oakridge - so naturally he knows his way around a Yarra Chardonnay, but with this release he has really outdone himself.

His wines are gentle, precise and ethereal. This has all the hallmarks of top-notch modern Aussie Chardonnay. Cool, flinty and refreshing on the one hand, fruit-forward and textural on the other.

As Huon Hooke put it in his 95 point review, he's nailed it.

About Precipice

Marty Singh is the man behind Precipice Wines.

Marty has been a fixture of the Oakridge cellar for longer than anyone can remember. Through his years observing the craft of Dave Bicknell and others at Oakridge, Marty has formed his own opinions on winemaking style. Precipice is his chance to put those ideas into practice.

He now sources small parcels of fruit from renowned Yarra Valley vineyards and turns out wonderfully pure and delicate wines.

With a new house, winery and vineyard underway in the Yarra, it won't be long before we see some home-grown wines from Marty. But in the meantime, his delicious offerings of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah from surrounding vineyards will have to suffice.

Marty at home amongst the vines
Marty at home amongst the vines
Yarra Valley, VIC
Additional Info

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 12.90%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

95Points
Huon Hooke

"Winemaker Marty Singh has nailed the modern, restrained, high tensile, gunflint/mineral style with this wonderful wine from a cool Upper Yarra vineyard. Invigorating acidity makes it a superb wine with fish." - Huon Hooke

93Points
The Wine Front

"From Marty Singh from Yarra Valley from Chardonnay. A producer to get an eye on, though you don’t see his wines much out of Melbourne. In deep with sommelier land there. Good stuff. Hello Marty. Last year’s was a swing and miss for me, this is back to flavour town. Flavour town! Stone fruits and white flesh pear, the grip of a young pear too. It has pretty scents of pear and green melon, whiffs of almond too. There’s length and precision in the palate. There’s mouthwatering acidity to close. It’s a beautiful young chardonnay raring to go." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Has nailed the '17 vintage, not picking too early. It's elegant and hand-tailored, fruit, oak and acidity are all in sync. The fruit spectrum, in particular, is perfectly balanced, becoming a seamless whole." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

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