Stellar chardonnay

Stella-Bella-Luminosa-Chardonnay-2013Stella Bella Serie Luminosa Chardonnay 2013, Margaret River, AUD $65

This subtle, beautifully balanced chardonnay has a touch of matchstick in its bouquet, mingled with restrained fruit that registers on the palate in grapefruit, lemon, cashew and subtle spice flavours. The aftertaste is long and harmonious. A smashing chardonnay of real finesse. (12.5 per cent alcohol; screw-cap)

Score: 96 ★★★★★ – view on HuonHooke.com

Alcohol: 12.5%

Ageing: Drink now to eight years.

Food: Grilled Western Australian marron.

Stockists: Stella Bella Wines; Twisted Vine, Preston (Vic.); Jim’s Cellars Waitara & Crows Nest (NSW)

Ranked #3 of 71 2013 Chardonnay tasted from Margaret River

Price Benchmark: AUD $69.17 Avg 96pt 2013 Chardonnay tasted from Australia

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