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David Hook Pothana Vineyard Old Vines Belford Chardonnay 2013, Hunter Valley, AUD $30

This excellent chardonnay happily combines richness with freshness and nerve. The colour is bright medium yellow; the bouquet suggests butter, vanilla and chicken stock, while the palate is rich, full and generous, kept alive and vital by crisp acidity. A benchmark Hunter chardonnay. (Screwcap)

Score: 95 ★★★★★ – view on HuonHooke.com

Alcohol: 13.5%

Ageing: drink for four years

Food: drink with roast chicken, stuffed and richly sauced

Stockists: Five Way Cellars, Paddington (NSW); Wine Seek online (AU only)

Ranked #1 of 25 2013 Chardonnay tasted from Lower Hunter

Price Benchmark: AUD $55.87

Price Rating Map & Vintage Chart: How the wine fits in the winery’s range?

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