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Robert Stein Reserve Chardonnay 2016, Mudgee, AUD $40

Here is another well-made wine from Robert Stein and a fine example of Mudgee chardonnay. Admirable concentration on the nose with bright stone fruit, almond and melon aromatics. The palate has heightened acidity and a pleasing lemony vein. I enjoy the restrained fruit and the overall balance. The oak has been well-handled, and there are layers of gentle yeasty complexity. (Screwcap)

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

Alcohol: 13.5

Ageing: now to 2024

Food: Roast chicken with thyme and garlic

Stockists: Robert Stein Wines; Red and White (AU distributor). Australia only

Ranked #7 of 36 2016 Chardonnay from New South Wales

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