What we have here is the StarDozen: Critic's Choice Chardonnay Collection featuring 3 bottles each from 4 different regions of Australia which not only scored 95 Points or better from Australia's leading Wine Critics but also shows the diversity of this variety with an example from the Margaret River, Adelaide Hills, Goulburn Valley and the Yarra Valley.

The StarDozen consists of the following:

3 bottles        Gioiello Old Hill Upper Goulburn Chardonnay 2019
3 bottles        Sidewood Chardonnay 2020
3 bottles        Paynes Rise Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2019
3 bottles        Credaro Kinship Chardonnay 2019

 

Gioiello Old Hill Upper Goulburn Chardonnay 2019
Wonderfully fruited and gorgeously complex, showing apricot, mango, cedar and nougat characters with a hint of brioche. It's concentrated and powerful on the palate displaying outstanding weight and roundness, combined with creamy mouthfeel and seamlessly integrated acidity, finishing super long and delicious. Tasted: August 2021; Now to 2026; Price: $30.00; Rating: 95 Points; Sam Kim; Wine Orbit

Paynes Rise Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2019
From the much in-demand Upper Yarra, a chardonnay with class and richness in fruit: ripe nectarine, white peach, grilled pineapple, fig. Expansive on the palate, building flavour and mouthfeel through the means of smart oak and brought into line with a nice ping of acidity. Drink to: 2030; Price: $30.00; Date Tasted: Jan 2020; Alcohol: 13%; Rating: 95 Points & Special Value Star; Jeni Port;James Halliday Wine Companion

Sidewood Chardonnay 2020
Styled to be most respectful to the best that Hills fruit can offer, sourced across the best estate and grower blocks. Multi-clonal and cleverly steered through a range of barrel sizes (25% new). It's all about crisp, ripe stone fruit and subtle citrus-focused chardonnay with delightfully balanced oak sitting in support, developing a creamy palate while holding excellent length. Great value. Drink to: 2025; Price: $24.00; Alcohol: 13%; Rating: 95 Points & Special Value Star; Tony Love; James Halliday Wine Companion

Credaro Kinship Chardonnay 2019
Hand-picked from two vineyards, whole-bunch pressed, wild-fermented in 2-3t batches, SO2 added straight after fermentation, no mlf, matured in French barriques and puncheons (30% new). Racy style, with 8.3g/l of titratable acidity. Grapefruit leads, with white flowers, white peach and good oak handling. Drink to: 2027; Price: $35.00; Date Tasted: Jan 2020; Alcohol: 12.5%; Rating: 95 Points & Special Value Star; James Halliday Wine Companion

 

(14745)

SKU 14745
Brand StarDozen
Shipping Weight 1.3333kg
Unit Of Measure ea

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