Luxurious and complex
Lenton Brae Wilyabrup Chardonnay 2013, Margaret River, AUD $60
Lovely to see a wine brimming with such complexity on release. The nose is wildly expressive with finger lime curd, oatmeal and subtle crushed nuts. The palate is generous and intense, supported by gorgeous grapefruity acidity. There is a pleasant lingering smokiness on the finish.
Drinking extremely well now, and mouth-wateringly delicious, though it will continue to evolve and change with time.
Score: 94 ★★★★½
Ageing: 2017 to 2020
Food: Something luxurious like lobster thermidor
Stockists: Lenton Brae Wines (AU & NZ); Sante – Vic; Australian Wine Archives – ACT (AU distributors)