Named in memory of Henry’s wife, widow and family matriarch, Catharine Smith, 'Carte Blanche' is the vintage dated Cuvée Catharine. Estate grown Chardonnay is hand-picked and the best of the best juice is isolated, partially barrel fermented and then aged for 54 months in the bottle before post-fermentation before being disgorged. Look for elegant flavours of lemon curd and aromas of freshly baked bread.
Salmon caviar with sour cream, Malpeque oysters with a hint of lemon, or soft cheeses from Brie-type to the range of those made with goat’s milk.
93 points - Vic Harradine, Winecurrent