Dr. Edge is made by Peter Dredge. Cutting his teeth at Petaluma under the watchful gaze of Brian Croser, he was lured to Tasmania and now resides in Hobart, working with his own label (Dr. Edge) as well as stepping into winemaking duties at Meadowbank.
Chardonnay from the Tamar, sporting the purple label, the colour that is purported to represent sexual repression… Anyway, there’s a T-Shirt of some fame that says “Kill ’em all. Let God sort them out”, which in this case means our John Humphrey, as I’m giving it a score that gets it on the starting line for the (real) JH Chardonnay Challenge 2020.
Maybe the prettiest of the trio, with a floral/vanilla top note, flesh and fine powder texture, almond and white fruit, but with lemony crunch, pure acidity, something of a tart green apple flavour, and a long finish, blackboard chalk dust cleaning up as it goes. It’s outstanding, and just over the line for a whopping, throbbing, 96 points. Tasted: Jan20; Alcohol: 12.5%; Price: $50; Closure: Screwcap; Drink: 2021 - 2030; Rated: 96 Points; Gary Walsh; The Wine Front
A strikingly flinty edge to the nose here with lemon and white peach, as well as chamomile and lemon-blossom notes. The palate has a very piercing, linear shape with long, fine and sleek delivery of acidity-fuelled lemon and yellow grapefruit. A little peach at the finish. Elegant and powerful. This is good. Drink now. Screw cap. Rating: 96 Points; James Suckling
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