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Delectable chardy

Brown Brothers Patricia Chardonnay 2012, Yarra Valley, AUD $45

This fine, tight chardonnay has the bonus of five years age, which has conferred complexity without loss of freshness. Bright yellow in colour with butter, cream, roast hazelnut and grapefruit aromas, the wine is generous and mouth-filling yet bright and lively too. A sheer delight. (Screwcap)

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

Alcohol: 12.5%

Ageing: Best now to five years

Food: drink with barbecued crayfish tails

Stockists: Brown Brothers Wines; Red Bottle, Elizabeth St, Sydney – NSW; South Press, South Yarra & The Wigs Cellar, Melbourne – Vic (AU)

Ranked #2 of 74 2012 Chardonnay tasted from Yarra Valley

Price Benchmark: AUD $61.47 Avg 96pt 2012 Chardonnay tasted from Australia

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