Hardys HRB Chardonnay, Pemberton, Yarra Valley, Margaret River 2012 $30

This gives you all the complexities of the winemaker’s book of tricks at an affordable price. Smoky sulfides, nougat, peanut brittle aromas layered over lemon and grapefruit. The wine is rich and yet restrained in the mouth, with bright acidity. Refreshing as well as rich. Now to five years. 13.5 per cent alcohol. 95/100 – Huon’s Wine 360

Food: sizzling garlic prawns
Stockists: Lonsdale Street Express IGA, Melbourne; Dan Murphy’s Kingsford, Sydney

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