As you may imagine, of all the varieties, Chardonnay scoring 97 Points are the most sought after. Despite over thousands of reviews there are still relatively few that climb the mountain that is 97 Points. What we have here is the StarDozen: 97 Point Chardonnay Collection featuring 3 bottles each from 4 renowned producers, representing Australia's best Chardonnay spots (Margaret River, Mornington Peninsula and the Adelaide Hills). This is a brilliant snap shot of some of the best Chardonnay outside of Burgundy!

The StarDozen consists of the following:

3 bottles      Naturaliste Artus Chardonnay 2019
3 bottles      Scorpo Chardonnay 2018 
3 bottles      Cape Mentelle Chardonnay 2017 
3 bottles      Murdoch Hill Rocket Chardonnay 2017


Naturaliste Artus Chardonnay 2019
Whole-bunch pressed, wild-yeast fermented in new (40%) and used French oak. The bouquet is complex with funky (good) aromas, the palate briefly nodding to the bouquet before moving on to a pure stream of fresh citrus and white peach. The balance and aftertaste are special. Drink to: 2034; Price: $49.00; Date Tasted: Nov 2020; Alcohol: 13%; Rating: 97 Points & Special Value Star & Top 100 Wines for 2020; James Halliday Wine Companion

Scorpo Chardonnay 2018
From a 1ha, three-clone block, hand-picked, whole-bunch pressed direct to barrel (French, 20% new), not batonnage or stirring. Excellent winemaking (minimal interference), with a steady hand. Drink to: 2028; Price: $48.00; Date Tasted: Mar 2019; Alcohol: 13.5%; Rating: 97 Points & Special Value Star; James Halliday Wine Companion

Cape Mentelle Chardonnay 2017
Hand-picked, whole-bunch pressed, wild-fermented. Gleaming straw-green; it takes a millisecond for its flavour mass to reach every corner of the mouth. Has gained further complexity since first tasted in Mar '19, with a twist of grapefruit zest joining white fleshed stone fruit. Drink to: 2030; Date Tasted: Sept 2019; Alcohol: 14.5%; Rating: 97 Points & Special Value Star; James Halliday Wine Companion

Murdoch Hill Rocket Chardonnay 2017
A new level of excitement and excellence for this gun Adelaide Hills chardonnay producer. As the name suggests, this has power, line and length in abundance. Flinty, carefully curated reductive funk on the nose with lemons, grapefruit and white peaches with crushed hazelnuts. The palate has scythe-like cut through the pristine citrus and stone fruits. The finish has a comet-like trail of fresh, zippy chardonnay fruit. Superb. Drink now or hold. Rating: 97 Points; James Suckling



SKU 12211
Brand StarDozen
Shipping Weight 1.3333kg
Unit Of Measure ea

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