Scotchman’s Hill Sutton Vineyard Chardonnay 2007, Bellarine Peninsula, VIC

RRP$55. Fruit from a 23-year old vineyard, hand-picked, 100% barrel fermented but no malolactic fermentation. Batonnage fortnightly for 6 months, staying in contact with lees for 16 months in new to 2 year old barriques. It has a rich, gold yellow colour, with an attractive nose of ripe peach, citrus, cream and cashew, tinge of burnt matchstick. A full-bodied white wine, plenty of savoury and tangy acidity. The oak works has integrated well, imparting a savoury edge to the lemon and mandarin citrus flavours. Good structure, weight on the palate and well-balanced. Drink now – 2018. 92/100.


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