Wednesday, 24 February 2016
Ridgemill Estate Chardonnay 2014
Barrel fermented in French oak, delicious vanilla characters stroll through with elegance. A beautifully balanced wine, yellow peach and typical stone fruit, apricot kernel and grapefruit are all prominent. A squeeze of lemon acidity flushes out to a long and satisfying finish.
I tasted this at the cellar door and I was captivated. So much so I bought several for the ride home.
Will cellar long term and I'd be fascinated to see how this one develops. If I can restrain myself that is, having already ripped the cap off a few.
Super buying for the money and respect here for a little operator not gauging the customer and upping the price due to trophy and wine show success.