Varney Wines Chardonnay 2021
A super value Chardonnay here although it is a distinctly elegant expression and you definitely get the feeling that there is plenty more under the bonnet which will show itself with time. As with all the Varney wines it is small production with less than 200 cases produced. Mid straw in colour, there are reserved floral, citrus and melon fruits with spicy oak in support. Wild barrel ferment shows itself thanks to its general restraint as well as a more rounded texture. It is then dry and crisp with plenty of layers of fruit but where the wine really smashes it out of the park is with its drinkability, deliciously silky texture and then a long, fine finish. A modern and subtle style of Adelaide Hills Chardonnay well done.