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  • 95

    2019 Wheeler Willowlake Chardonnay

    Yarra Valley, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
    $34. 99 Bottle
    $419.88 Dozen
    Cellar: Drink now - 4 Years (2021-2025)
    ABV: 13.4%
    Closure: Stelvin
    Brilliant pale straw colour with a glimmer of green running around the edges and a watery hue. Aromas of nectarine and lemon butter have a dried honey overlay followed by hints of biscuity oak and a whiff of gun flint. Rich ripe pear, nectarine and dried honey flavours create a creamy mouthfeel with subtle nuances of biscuity oak, cashew and spicy nougat lying underneath. Round, supplely textured finish with a long generously flavoured aftertaste.
    Drink over the next 3-4 years.
    Alc. 13.4%

    Other Reviews….
    Such an evocative name for a vineyard. Made by Dale Wheeler, ex of Strenua, and Rathdowne Cellars, and likely many other places.
    A little cloudy, but fine. Has a Japanese ginger thing over white peach, green pear, and yuzu. Saline and quite umami, lemon zest and white pepper, an almond cream flavour cut with tangy citrus acidity, fine dusty texture, and a salted oatmeal finish offering a little tingle, and good length. Quirky, but good. Drink 2020-2024.
    93 points
    Gary Walsh – The Wine Front