Here we go again, another ripper wine from the 2021 vintage. This time it's Pat Underwood's entry-level Chardonnay. The grapes were grown on a cool site, some 600m ASL near Castlemaine. He's employed gentle foot-trod methods here, the start and finish of the juice run was fermented in tank, the core in neutral French oak.
Heaps of 'big Chardy' vibes on the nose; melon, stonefruit, nougat, biscuit, cashew. The palate is medium bodied, and far more savoury than the nose would indicate; the fruit is there, but takes a step back and lets a beautiful saline minerality dominate. A terrific example of Victorian Chardonnay. If it's been a while since you had a look at once, it's probably time you did. We'd be shocked if this disappointed anyone, perhaps bar those looking for the big old-school termite wines of yesteryear.
$29.00 per bottle. $26.68 each in any dozen or more wines. Mixed or straight.
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