Bindi Quartz Chardonnay, Macedon Ranges 2013 $85 Value: good
Light to medium yellow colour and a restrained but subtly complex nutty bouquet, with a trace of toasted almonds. Rich and medium to full-bodied, with lively acidity and great energy. This is tight, refined, high-quality chardonnay, with tremendous persistence and penetration, the aftertaste energised by the acidity. Best 2015 to 2023. 13.5 per cent alcohol. 95/100 – Huon’s Wine 360
Food: grilled marron tails
Stockists: Rathdowne Cellars, Melbourne; Five Way Cellars, Sydney.