Kooyong Estate Chardonnay 2022


The 2021 vintage of this wine was a cracker, but I think that this latest incarnation is even better, a superb Chardonnay. The fruit for the Estate Chardy usually hails from their Farrago and Faultline blocks with fermentation in barrel, the wine then sees around another year maturing in those barrels. Pale lemon colour, the nose is a stunner with gently grilled cashews, figs, lemongrass, peaches and stonefruit. An immaculately balanced wine, the palate sees the emergence of orange rind notes, apricot kernels and mandarins. There is good focus, a bold intensity and very good length. And yet, through all this, the wine maintains its elegance. If the Estate release from this vintage is this good, can’t wait to see the single block wines.