Tuesday, 16 March 2021

Alkimi Upper Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2019

 


Very charismatic, this wine is easy to befriend. Super Chardonnay! Well played Stuart Dudine.

The fruit comes from Seville Hill in the Upper Yarra Valley and saw large format oak while wild yeast took hold and did their thing.

Gorgeous on the eye, it smells wonderful too. Lemons, lemonade and lemon balm all come to mind. Some textural interest paves the way for more pleasure thanks to a squeeze of grapefruit adding tang with a subtle nuttiness humming away in the background. A little fleshy white stonefruit adds further detail. There is a precision about its delivery, but it's the flow that has my excitement levels elevated. Just magic.

Drink to eight years+

93/100

Region: Yarra Valley
RRP: $40
Source: Sample

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