2020 Hoddles Creek Estate Chardonnay
Brilliant pale straw colour with greenish tinged edges and a watery hue. Alluring aromas of white peach and fleshy nectarine intermingle with subtle biscuity oak, light dried honey notes and gun flint. Vibrant white peach, nectarine and grapefruit flavours line the fresh faced palate underscored by subtle notions of dried honey, biscuity oak and delicate inflections of gun flint. Elegant with a dry vibrant finish of fine length.
Drink over the next 3-4 years.
Got home from walking the dog this morning, and saw this and the Pinot Noir hiding behind a plant on my front porch. Not sure when they arrived as I’m well known for not being very observant. My mind is usually elsewhere. Anyway, the milkman always rings twice.
Light but intense. Grapefruit, almond meal, white rice, a slight fresh mint perfume, and some lemon zest. Tight and tangy, but with a fine cashew richness, plenty of grapefruit and chalk dust texture. Finish is mouth-watering and long. Really like this release, and would suggest it needs a year or two more for best results. Drink 2022 - 2028+
Gary Walsh - The Wine Front (March 2021)