2021 Hoddles Creek Estate Chardonnay
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2021 Hoddles Creek Estate Chardonnay

Yarra Valley, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
$23. 99 Bottle
$287.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 4 Years (2022-2026)
ABV: 13.2%
Closure: Screw Cap

Brilliant pale straw colour with a subtle tinge of green to the edges and a watery hue. Some initial funky notes blow off to reveal aromas of white peach, nectarine, lime and green apple followed by some biscuity oak and flinty mineral notes. Brisk white peach and citrus flavours overlay light dried honey, biscuity oak and stony mineral characters. Finishes fresh with an elegant mid length aftertaste that shows good freshness. Slightly understated and restrained at present this will continue to build with time.
Drink over the next 3-4 years.
Alc. 13.2%

Other Reviews….
It is what it is: the chardonnay you should buy, for any night of the week, for any occasion. It’s chardonnay in a style that somehow manages to straddle various streams; it’s an arthouse chardonnay that crosses over into the mainstream. It does because it has flavour but it also has drive; it’s fresh and zippy but its stonefruit-and-apple flavours have bite. It’s the Yarra Valley with a nod to Chablis in a way; it has that easy I-don’t-need-to-try-too-hard confidence. There’s oak but it’s not boosted by it. There’s flavour but it’s chalky and taut. It is in short a gift that keeps on giving. Drink 2023-2028+
93+ points
Campbell Mattinson – The Wine Front