Buy of the Week AU

De Bortoli Villages Chardonnay 2016, Yarra Valley, AUD $20

The nose has a distinctly savoury presentation, enlivened by a little lemon zest and buttermilk. Restrained citrus fruit on the palate with hints of almond. Light to medium-bodied with a gentle creaminess. It is the restraint and savoury aspects of this wine that allows it to pair so well with food. Few wines at this price have such texture and complexity. A stylish drop. Excellent value. (Screwcap)

Score: 90 ★★★★ – view Toni’s original tasting

Alcohol: 12.5%

Ageing: now to 2019

Food: Spaghetti with anchovies, garlic, toasted breadcrumbs and parsley

Stockists: De Bortoli Wines; Dan Murphy’s stores nationally

Ranked #11 of 22 2016 Chardonnay from Port Phillip 

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