"3 Top Chardonnays"

Author: 
Huon Hook
Source: 
HuonHook.com
Review Date: 
October 2018

Tiers Vineyard Chardonnay 2017
95/100
Light, bright yellow colour, with a restrained bouquet showing some oak spice, plus citrus fruits and an edgy mineral quality, and the palate is taut and refined, intense and focused, reserved and still emerging from its shell. Intensity, line and length. It's a beautiful wine now and is promising to deliver more in the future.

Tiers Vineyard 1.5m Chardonnay 2017
93/100
The bouquet is smoky and oak-kissed with a hint of marzipan or raw almond, while the palate is light-bodied and lean, admirably restrained and delicate. Tight, refined, penetrating flavour. Its straightforward in its youth, and enjoyable to drink now, although I suspect it will build much more complexity if cellars a while.

Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay 2017
90/100
Light to mid-straw colour with an almond-like, slightly marzipan-like aroma and a lean, straightforward, tight palate. Oak is very back-seat but there's a pleasant trace of nuttiness. It's a bit shy, but delicious in a lighter, less-worked style.