This Chardonnay displays the unmistakable characteristics of Central Victoria, an area that is well suited to producing the finest quality fruit. The wine is brilliant in the glass, entrancing. A delicate, light golden colour with shimmering specks of green floating through. Herbaceous to the nose with lovely rockmelon and honeydew notes coupled with some delicate florals. There is a hint of gooseberry in there as well and a certain grassiness that rounds out the complex bouquet.
The palate is immediately coated with a swirl and the weight is pretty much perfect with the rockmelon, honeydew and mint all coming to the party. The flavours here are well formed, in fact, extraordinarily well formed for such a young wine. There is a gentle creaminess coupled with a generous oaky spice that is simply tantalising and keeps pulling you back for another look.
The finish, for the most part, is quick... but there is this delightful element that continues on, that lingers and lets you reflect on what a great wine this is. It is made up of malolactic creaminess caressed with gentle lime, mintiness and honeydew notes.
Don't Pay: $28.00
WBW Rating: 94/100
Region: Central Victoria
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