Thursday, 5 July 2018

Soumah Upper Ngumby Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

This is the first release of the Upper Ngumby Vineyard Chardonnay and what an entry! Finesse, power and poise - yes please!

Off 20 year old vines, it's barrel fermented with wild yeast - 21% seeing new French oak. Some MLF took place.

A delicious, mouth-watering Chardonnay - quite literally. White stonefruits bristle. It's creamy and toasty - cue the oak, but the fruit remains the hero. An unmistakable minerality chimes in adding interest. Fresh throughout, green melon late adds a dab sweetness to a long and persistent finish. The parting gift is a pleasurable textural ride to happiness which just sticks. A great wine which just feels super fine to touch. Boom!

Drink now to ten years.

95/100

Region: Yarra Valley
RRP: $40
Source: Sample

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