Powerful chardonnay

Fighting Gully Road Chardonnay 2019, Beechworth, AUD $40

Pale straw hue. Gunsmoke and nectarine aromatics. Smoke and citrus spring to mind on the palate, but there’s extra layers of crushed rock and soft herbs. Typical of the region, it’s a high-powered wine with a good weight of fruit balanced by bright driving acid. Flows long with a nice phenolic grip at the finish just to accentuate the tension. (Screwcap)

Score: 95 ★★★★★ – view original tasting note

Alcohol: 13.0%

Ageing: now to 2031

Food: skate wing with capers

Stockists: Different Drop and Just Wines online

Ranked: #11 of 165 2019 Chardonnay from Victoria

Awarded: Top Rank

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