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  • 95

    2019 Principia Chardonnay

    Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
    $39. 99 Bottle
    $479.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 5 Years (2021-2026)
    ABV: 13.6%
    Closure: Stelvin
    Brilliant very pale straw colour with distinctive highlights of green skirting the edges and a watery hue. Pronounced ripe peach, lemon butter and bees wax scents show good lift out of the glass followed by citrusy nougat scents and a faint whiff of crème brulee. Full, rich and gently creamy in its texture yet undeniably fresh at the same time, the palate serves up fleshy nectarine and white peach fruits. Sitting in the background are elements of citrusy nougat, delicate cashew, subtle crème brulee and spice. Excellent intensity with a long, detailed and refined finish.
    Drink over the next 4-5 years.
    Alc. 13.6%

    Other Reviews….
    It’s the Principia of the thing. The vibe of it.
    Saline, flor-like complexity, aniseed, peach and ripe grapefruit, a whiff of cedar. It’s glossy, but tight, nutty and slightly buttery, and yet with a juicy energy to acidity, a light tang and flinty feel, and a crisp and dry finish of excellent length. Maybe some preserved lemon. Distinctive. Individual. And very good. Drink 2021-2025.
    95 points
    Gary Walsh – The Wine Front