Dalrymple Cave Block Chardonnay 2018

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The 2018 vintage in Tasmania was exceptional and this wine shows why with its combination of delicacy, brightness and complexity. It is not the most concentrated wine in the world but the finesse and pinpoint balance makes this wine seriously addictive. I challenge anyone to stop after just one glass.

It’s embryonic Chardonnay at its best, still curled up nice and tight. It opens with piercing aromas – nougat, vanilla and flinty barrel ferment aromas over a juicy core of citrus and honeydew melon. There is then great concentration and acid tension on the palate with a line of chalky, citrus fruits before a long and silky finish. Oak is also beautifully integrated which tops off a beautiful package. It’s an exceptional Australian chardonnay that would stand up against Premier Cru Burgundy for an almost unbelievable price.

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