Brown Brothers Patricia Chardonnay 2021
The range of wines introduced in 2003 to honour the matriarch of the Brown family continues to impress, reaching ever new heights. I had heard friends raving about this wine before I had the chance to look at it, so I was a bit excited with the anticipation. Suffice to say, the wine lived up to expectations. From the east Coast of Tasmania and the Tamar Valley, it saw full barrel fermentation with 11 months in French oak, 37% new. An attractive yellow/gold hue, the nose is a pleasing mix of grapefruit notes, lemons, ginger and with a slight nuttiness from the oak, though it has melded immaculately. Hints of quince are to be found on the palate which is finely balanced with impressive length. The texture is delightfully silky and seductive too. Expect this to age well for at least three to five years.