Aussie Chardonnay with an Old World heart – Hoddles Creek Estate Chardonnay 2015, Yarra Valley

Such an elegant Aussie Chardonnay that it could come from Burgundy. It represents the more exciting face of Australian wine, the one which is harder to find in Europe.

No way that one would pick this as New World in a blind tasting. A hint of reduction, exactly the kind you find in white Burgundy. It’s gentle, unforced and round, all about finesse. Lively but smoother, less tight than the French cousins. Could be a good (but not superstar) Villages. Not too complex, but complete and so easy to drink. Lovely.

Rating: very good, 88 points. 
Price: 16,50€.
Stockist: CB Weinhandel (out of stock it seems, try the Vinorium in the UK).
Value: good.
Tasted: April, 2020.
Source: own purchase.
Drinking window: will keep for a few years, but it was the best a few years ago.

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