Buy of the Week AU

Wickhams Road Chardonnay 2016, Gippsland, AUD $19

Wine lovers have a lot to thank Franco d’Anna for. He crafts his affordable range with the same care and attention as his premium wines meaning that even when watching one’s pennies, one can still drink top class wine.

This is one of the best Wickhams Road chardonnays in recent years. Restrained lemony fruit with gentle fresh cream and oatmeal. There is excellent grapefruity flavour, a fine structure and bright acidity. Quite possibly the best value chardonnay in Australia right now. Just superb. (Screwcap)

Score: 92 ★★★★ – view Toni’s original tasting

Alcohol: 12.5%

Ageing: now to 2020

Food: Pan-fried snapper with parsnip purée

Stockists: Hoddles Creek Wines; Bottega Tasca – Vic (AU)

Ranked #10 of 33 2016 Chardonnay from Victoria

Good Buy Rating: Excellent

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