95 Points James Halliday
Named after Richard and Pamela Austin's first grandchild, Ellyse Chardonnay is only made in the best vintages. Hand-picked, pressed straight to barrel for wild fermentation and maturation before the best barrels were selected and blended. Very developed given its youth, although it is bright straw-green; the bouquet and palate dismiss any thought of premature development, the palate in particular elegant and bordering on frisky. The flavours are of lemon curd, white peach, melon and gently toasty oak. Drink to 2021.
Source: James Halliday.