Cheeky chardonnay

Sidewood Mappinga Chardonnay 2016, Adelaide Hills, AUD $35

Sidewood is at Woodside, a play on words, and this playful chardonnay is restrained yet complex, not relying overly on oak or artefact, but deliciously mouth-watering lemon and citrus fruit. A quietly intense wine of depth and potential which will only improve given a year or so in the cellar. It’s very good value at the price. (Screwcap)

Score: 95 ★★★★★ – view Huon’s original tasting

Alcohol: 12.5%

Ageing: drink now to eight years

Food: Crayfish tail grilled with lemon juice, garlic and butter

Stockists: Sidewood Estate Wines; Dan Murphy’s – NSW; Winestar online – Vic (AU only)

Ranked #3 of 45 2016 Chardonnay from Adelaide Hills

Good Buy Rating: Good

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