Yarra Valley. Diam.
Stone, pollen and pepper more than fruit. 12.5% but feels larger and warmer. Almond meal and freshly laundered woollens. . . A salty sour sting and an impression of weight and thickness on the tongue.
A worthy chardonnay - if I thought in numbers, I'd give it an 89-90, an interesting nose - a hint of smoulder and spice, the fruit (honey dew) plays second fiddle. . . Good shape and heft, but missing some tension and X factor, the back half meanders. . .