2017 La Petite Mort Chardonnay is one of the best value whites on the market in Australia. It has everything you’d hope for in a Chardy, but with a touch of exoticism that sets it apart from any other that we’ve had. Medium to full bodied, muscle and flesh clinging to the most perfect proportions. Textural, with a twist of grip, stone fruits, jasmine, fig, cashew, grapefruit and mandarin with a dusting of tropical notes. Is this a hint of the tropical north, still so far away? We like to think so. Fermented and aged in 500L new French oak, once again the quality of the fruit is singing here. Its lovely oak to be sure, and it works wonderfully with the fruit.