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 Yarra Valley, Margaret River 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      Giant Steps Wombat Creek Vineyard Chardonnay 2019
3 bottles      Scorpo Chardonnay 2018 
3 bottles      Cape Mentelle Chardonnay 2017 
3 bottles      Flametree SRS Wallcliffe Chardonnay 2019

 

Giant Steps Wombat Creek Vineyard Chardonnay 2019
There's striking freshness of lemon and yellow grapefruit here with a chalky, stony, flinty edge. The fresh fruit carries subtly spicy oak nicely. There are grapefruit and fresh yellow-peach flavors in abundance. This carries energetic, acidity-fuelled drive and delivers impressive balance, as well as length. So long and juicy. Date Tasted: Aug 2020; Drink or hold. Rating: 97 Points; Nick Stock for James Suckling

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

Flametree SRS Wallcliffe Chardonnay 2019
From a single site, wild-yeast fermented and matured for 10 months in French puncheons (40% new). Intense white peach and pink grapefruit dance a pas de deux on the long palate, creamy cashew oak nuances beating a rhythm in a perfectly judged support role. Drink to: 2032; Price: $65.00; Date Tasted: Nov 2020; Alcohol: 13%; Rating: 97 Points & Special Value Star & Top 100 Wines for 2020; James Halliday Wine Companion

 

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

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