Willow Creek Vineyard Chardonnay, Mornington Peninsula 2013 $40
A superb, understated chardonnay with sensitively handled oak. The multi-faceted bouquet includes nutty, creamy, honied, floral nuances. It’s rich and fruit-sweet on the palate but at the same time, refined and subtle, finishing long and resonant. (13.5 per cent alcohol; screw cap.)
Score: 95 ★★★★★ – view on huonhooke.com
Aging: Drink now and for eight years.
Food: Pan-fried scallops with cauliflower purée.
Stockists: The Ivy Bottleshop (NSW); Vintage Cellars, Toorak (Vic.)
Ranked #4 of 23 2013 Chardonnay tasted from Mornington Peninsula
Price Benchmark: $60.67 Avg 95pt 2013 Chardonnay tasted from Australia