Stefano Lubiana Grande Vintage Chardonnay Pinot Noir, Tasmania 2007 $57
The bouquet is bready, with hints of almond pastries, toast, and abundant pinot character. It’s crisp and tangy on the palate with appley acidity and a touch of sweet baked apple, before a clean, dry finish. Delicious wine; soft, balanced and nicely mature. 60/40 chardonnay pinot noir, 7 years on lees. (12.5 per cent alcohol; cork.)
Score: 95 ★★★★★ – view on huonhooke.com
Aging: Best over the next four years.
Food: Cheese gougeres.
Stockists: Wine Republic, Fitzroy (Vic.); Five Way Cellars, Paddington (NSW)
Ranked #1 of 26 2007 Chardonnay Blend tasted from Australia