Brokenwood Oakey Creek Vineyard Chardonnay Hunter 2022


The Hunter Valley is rarely seen as an ideal home for Chardonnay, despite some of our most famous calling the place home. Oakey Creek vineyard is better known for the superb Semillons it produces, than for Chardonnay – perhaps not surprising as this is the very first release of this wine. Despite all that, this is an impressive wine. The fruit comes from a small 2.68 hectare parcel of Chardonnay in the 40-hectare vineyard. A shade of very pale lemon, there is excellent restraint for a Hunter Chardonnay. Citrus, wet stones, lemon curd. The wine has good intensity, focus and impressive balance, with excellent length. There are hints of oak evident, but integration is proceeding well and currently offering hints of cashew. Enjoy over the next five to eight years.