Lovely to see a Yarra Valley Chardonnay that isn’t skinny. Nor is this fat either. Rather, medium bodied, with some pulpy, creamy, almond, butter and mineral elements that compliment the stone fruits, citrus, spice and white flowers. Beautifully framed, all the elements integrated, melting off the slightly textured, mineral and oak tannin structure. Delicious drinking now, with plenty more to come. Water Wine Co.
A wonderful year for Chardonnay, our 2018 shows the hallmark finesse, delicacy and poise the variety draws from our vineyard. The nose is cool, crisp and inviting with elegant aromas, notes of nectarine, white peach and a hint of struck match, and with time shows a spicy, delicately buttery, hazelnut and oatmeal richness. On the palate, juicy, tangy nectarine fruit adds beautifully to the rounded richness of the vintage. It has wonderful weight and drive, with an intensity, volume and length that belie the elegance of the structure. A wine to enjoy now or over the next 6-7 years. – Sandra de Pury, Yeringberg