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 from the Tumbarumba, Beechworth, Adelaide Hills and the Mornington Peninsula. This is a brilliant snap shot of some of the best Chardonnay outside of Burgundy!

The StarDozen consists of the following:

3 bottles      Nick O'Leary Tumbarumba Chardonnay 2019
3 bottles      Collector Tiger Tiger Chardonnay 2018
3 bottles      Ashton Hills Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay 2020
3 bottles      Scorpo Chardonnay 2018

 

Nick O'Leary Tumbarumba Chardonnay 2019
Oh my. This is fabulous. It sparkles in the glass and lights up the palate. It's heady, with the right amount of flinty, smoky sulphides and lovely citrus flavours – grapefruit and lemon, zest and pith. There's tension across the palate, mainly an interplay between toasty oak and creamy lees flavours and acidity. It's tight and will continue to unfurl beautifully over the next few years. Drink to: 2029; Price: $32.00; Date Tasted: Jan 2021; Alcohol: 13%; Rating: 96 Points & Special Value Star; Jane Faulkner; James Halliday Wine Companion

Collector Tiger Tiger Chardonnay 2018
Hand-picked, whole-bunch pressed, wild fermented and matured in French oak (30% new) for 11 months.  An exceptional wine, harmonious and simple.  White peach, pear and grapefruit all have something to say on the perfectly balanced and very long palate. The '16 and '17 are equally outstanding. Rating: 97 Points; James Halliday, The Weekend Australian

Ashton Hills Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay 2020
From 2 sites across the valley, wild fermented, matured in a mix of old and new Burgundian barrels. But forget the technical. This is straight-out-of-the-blocks pure and delicious chardonnay, with just the right amount of all the elements fitting exactly together: exact ripeness in the white stone-fruit flavours, citrus acidity, oak-encouraged creaminess and finishing pithy texture. Purity, refreshment, A-list. Drink to: 2028; Price: $40.00; Date Tasted: Mar 2021; Alcohol: 12.5%; Rating: 97 Points & Special Value Star; Tony Love; 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

 

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

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