Complex and intense

Bird On A Wire Chardonnay 2015, Yarra Valley, AUD $40

A brilliant modern chardonnay – but flavoursome, and not too minimal. It has a bright mid-yellow colour and a fresh almond meal, creamy lees scented bouquet. There’s terrific intensity and a great acid line, the palate tight and long finishing. It’s already quite complex and has a future ahead of it. (Screwcap)

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

Alcohol: 13.1%

Ageing: drink now to eight years

Food: Crayfish tails grilled with butter and garlic

Stockists: Bird On A Wire Wines; Moncur Cellars, Woollahra – NSW; Barrique Wine Store, Healesville – Vic (AU only)

Ranked: #6 of 70 2015 Chardonnay from Yarra Valley

Awarded: Top Rank

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