Port Phillip Estate Quartier Chardonnay 2021
Cracking Mornington Peninsula Chardonnay for under $30. Must be Christmas. The grapes are whole-bunch pressed into a combination of French oak barriques (of which 8% are new) and stainless-steel tanks. After fermentation, eight months on
lees, without bâtonnage and then bottled with minimal filtration and no fining. Pale yellow in colour, there are notes of spices, rockmelons, nuts and riverstones. Good concentration here, and length. This is ripe and with the most appealing seamless palate. Should drink very well over the next two to four years. Lots to like here.