Sorrenberg Chardonnay 2017

'Unnerving consistency from one of my favourite (if not favourite) Australian wine producers… another stellar release here, though a little cuddlier from 2017. Great to see full flavour of grape with judicious accompanying ‘winemaking approach’. Charisma plus, drinkability. I showed the wine to a touring group of upper tier European wine journalists today alongside Tolpuddle Chardonnay, and this was preferred by most, with some sagely nods around the table. When they left, I swigged the last inch from the bottle. Satisfying.


It opens with strong chardonnay scents of ripe stone fruit, apple, honeysuckle, with faint nougat, almond and ‘general minerality’ chiming in. The palate is soft, mouth-filling, but inherently fresh, offering white stone fruit character, supple texture, incredible persistence and a general feel of richness despite the undercurrent of grapefruity acidity. More ‘mineral sense’ to be found in the palate, a lick of honey too. I’d be drinking this younger than most Sorrenberg chardonnay, it’s a wine that feels relaxed and comfortable now, but a spell in the cellar will also be a charm. Such pleasure.'

- Mike Bennie, The Wine Front - 96 points 

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