Atlas Block 9 Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2022

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Undoubtedly an interesting wine. Conventional wisdom would suggest that the 2021 vintage should outdo the ’22, and yet here, this seems the superior wine, granted by a whisker, and in time, the quality of 2021 may take it further. No matter, at the moment, this is the one to drink. Yellow gold, this is richer and fuller with more forceful flavours. Cashews, stonefruit and peaches to the fore. Good line of acidity and there is real persistence here. Nicely balanced, it should drink beautifully for the next seven to eight years.