Full throttle chardy

Bellvale Athena’s Vineyard Chardonnay 2015, Gippsland, AUD $35

This is a rich, full, buttery chardonnay for those who crave this now-rare style. With a deep buttercup-yellow colour and overt honey, lemon and butter aromas, it has abundant sweet fruit with some age development, the palate adding toffee and barley sugar nuances. A generous, full-tilt chardonnay. (Screwcap)

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

Alcohol: 13.2%

Ageing: drink now to five years

Food: Stuffed roast chicken

Stockists: Bellvale Wines; Richardson Street Cellars, Middle Park – Vic; Strand Cellars, Croydon – NSW (AU)

Ranked: #71 of 187 2015 Chardonnay from Victoria

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