Three wines make up the "Premier Range" for Mayfield Vineyard and this Block 14 Chardonnay is by far the best of the lot - well, I think so anyway. Flinty with a concentration of peach, this a fabulous wine hailing from Orange, NSW.
Carrying more interest than the Thomas Chardonnay, think barbecued figs, pineapple husk, roasted cashews and almonds. If that isn't enough to get the juices flowing, almond praline and toasty oak with burnt butter sauce nuances chime in for good measure. A delicious creaminess slides through the mouth, a result of 50% going through malolactic fermentation. A Mediterranean tonic-like textural presence unfurls as some ginger spice purrs on a sustained finish. Classy stuff.
Drink to five years+