Chardonnay 2018 – Black Market Deal #35865
- Rich, full
- Mornington Peninsula
I can tell you, hand on heart, that this excellent Mornington chardonnay is an absolute delight! I’m not quite sure how they did it, but this top-quality, boutique producer has managed to craft a wine that fills the palate, with the creamiest of creamy texture, in a way that is not heavy, but rather floats around. Perhaps it was those soft ocean breezes that made the grapes so mellow? Or it may have been the perfect picking time, which it seems they achieved.
Winemaking-wise, it spent nearly a year in 20% new French oak, with occasional lees-stirring, certainly adding to the character and texture of the wine. Whatever it was - this producer has really made some magic, and James Halliday thought so to, giving the wine 95 points. This is a super-classy wine, full of peaches and cream, just enough richness and a length that will impress. I’d suggest grabbing a couple of cases, as you may never want to drink another chardonnay.
What is a Black Market deal?
Black Market deals are only made possible if we don’t reveal the maker’s brand on site. The wines are the genuine article – absolutely no cleanskins or fake brands, just dangerously good value. You won’t find out what it is until it hits your doorstep, but you won’t regret it. Just keep it on the down low.
“Beautifully integrated oak spice, a tight structure and the classic zesty lifted acid of the Morning Peninsula, a touch creamy, a touch nutty, and a long life ahead of it, in such a balanced style it ticks all the boxes for almost every Chardonnay lover”
Full price $45.00 from the producer.
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- Mornington Peninsula
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The Mornington Peninsula is one of those places you dream of retiring - once you've made a cool $10m to get you into the Red Hill club. The sublime mix of temperate climate, expansive views, lush hills and pristine beaches is something not many would turn their nose up at. You can rest assured that every winery here has all the money they need, and although the wines may be relatively expensive, they're made as close to idealistic aspirations as possible. It's hard to find a bad wine. The usual cool climate suspects are the mainstay here (Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Riesling) and they range from ethereal to weighty. Whichever end of the spectrum, they're all class.