2022 Stargazer Chardonnay
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2022 Stargazer Chardonnay

$64. 99
$779.88 Dozen
ABV: 12.5%
Closure: Stelvin

The 2022 Chardonnay was sourced from two distinct vineyards. The first, their own vineyard, Palisander, was planted in 2017 and has a south-facing orientation. The second vineyard, located in the Derwent Valley, was planted in 1999 and faces northeast. The grapes were hand-picked and pressed directly into 500L French oak barrels (with 20% being new), where they underwent wild fermentation and full malolactic conversion. The wine matured on lees in these barrels for 8 months before being transferred, racked, and blended in a tank for an additional 3 months prior to bottling.

Other Reviews....
A densely packed, chewy, pithy and appetizing mid-weighted chardonnay. Tightly coiled scents of nutty praline, nougat and white peach. The oak, nestled into the fray seamlessly. The finish uncoils with air rather nicely, splaying long across a raft of juicy acidity. Drink or hold across the mid-term. Screw cap.
92 Points
Ned Goodwin MW - JamesSuckling.com