XYZ Chardonnay 2018 is smart but this cranks the happiness dial up another level.
Handpicked from the old vine Casuarina Vineyard on Hermitage Road, this saw 60% new French oak for ten months. No MLF was allowed.
Barbecued peach, figs, nougat and butter cream. It's a generous and engaging wine which oozes class. There's a lot to admire with the length and width on show. Well weighted, it slides through the mouth with ease. A late cameo of real lemonade before ginger spices tickle a long and persistent textural finish. It's fair to say I had a few glasses.
Drink now to 8 years.
Region: Hunter Valley
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