Monday, 24 June 2019

Rochford Estate Chardonnay 2018


A lazy lunch and Chardonnay was calling me. This was the only one listed by the glass but I knew I was in good hands - I've known Rochford to reliably produce the goods previously.

It's been a while since I've seen a Rochford wine mind you, so this was a more than appropriate occasion to reacquaint.

Soft and shapely, I just like the flow of this wine. Concentrated white peach, licks of butterscotch, vanilla, and brulee. Some faint touches of nuttiness and nougat sit up to attention in the mid-palate. Dashes of lemon juice and a persistent ginger spice draw out a long and satisfying finish. Great drinking.

Drink now to five years.

93/100

Region: Yarra Valley
RRP: $38
Source: Restaurant List

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