Wickham’s Road Chardonnay, Yarra Valley 2014 $18
Year in, year out, the two Wickham’s Road chardonnays (this and another from Gippsland grapes) are great value. It’s delicate, restrained and minerally, with some straw-herbal notes, while the taste is intense and long with a crisp, refreshing aftertaste. (Screwcap; 12.7 per cent alcohol). Score: 89 ★★★½ – view on huonhooke.com
Aging: Drink now to five years.
Food: Buttery pan-fried scallops.
Stockists: Annandale Cellars and Bonds Corner, Sydney; Prince Wine Store and Boccaccio Cellars, Melbourne.
Ranked #10 of 70 2014 Chardonnay tasted from Australia
Price Benchmark: $25.50 Avg 89pt 2014 Chardonnay tasted from Australia