2018 Cobaw Ridge Chardonnay
From one of the coldest grape growing places in Australia off biodynamic farmed wines at 600-plus metres above sea level. Winemaking on the edge. And edgy. Great wines. This set of releases the best I have seen as a suite from Cobaw Ridge. Some magic in the air.
Beautiful wine, lean and pure, fine and supremely balanced. Will hit checks and balances for those seeking flinty, minerally styles while delivering some flavour for those into that. Green apple and talc scents, struck flint, wet slate, wet ferns in perfume. Mouth-watering and brittle in the palate but with loads of slinky, mineral-laced, fine boned acidity in tow. Faint nutty-oaty characters, a whisper of nougat oak there too. Everything so fine. Such loveliness, if that’s a good descriptor. Drink 2020 - 2032.
Mike Bennie - Wine Front