Friday, 12 June 2015

Levantine Hill Chardonnay 2014

It seems all the love and care plus the use of velvet gloves have gone into making this Chardonnay. Hand picked, hand sorted and whole bunch pressed, the wine then spent ten months in French oak.

Upon opening, fresh citrus skips about. More time in the glass morphs to stone fruit and apple characters.

The acid is refined and integrated beautifully. Textural with a long finish, the marriage of fruit and oak is neat but a little more time will knit the two together furthermore. There's a citrusy zip on the finish which also makes me inclined to hang on to this. Cellar for up to ten but I reckon this will be humming in a year or two.

Only 165 dozen were produced and the allocation has already been sold out. Stock can be found at good independent in Melbourne or just hassle them at the cellar door :)

Very good+

Region: Yarra Valley
RRP: $80
Source: Sample

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