Region: Hunter Valley Grapes: Chardonnay First Glance: Smooth, Textural, Age-worthy Acclaim: 94+pts
The Wine: The 2021 vintage marks the 50th release of Vat 47, Australia’s first Chardonnay. Vibrant green colour, the nose is delicate and perfectly balanced with citrus and white stone fruit with a hint of oak only that sits in the background. The palate is medium bodied and shows sweet Chardonnay fruit that is balanced by textural elements derived from the solids ferment and extended time on yeast lees. The purity, intensity, and length of fruit is what sets this vintage apart from others in recent times.
The Review: Gary Walsh, The Wine Front - 94+pts "White peach, green melon, a bit of lemon curd and vanilla, slight green herb top note. Smooth ride with a gentle gloss and creaminess, but firm limey acidity, fine chalk dust texture, and a zesty finish of fine length. Needs a bit of time to come around, but should be very good."