Marchand & Burch Porongorup Chardonnay 2010
13.5%, Screwcap, $60
What a lovely wine this is. In amongst a star studded lineup of Chardonnay this stood out for its finesse and style, all delivered without sacrificing intensity. Winner.
It all kicks off with a lightly creamy, whipped cream nose that is very delicate, tight and minerally. There’s a little sherbet, meringue and lemon curd pie in there but without excess bulk or sweetness, just Chardonnay goodness. Refined, detailed and dry palate is again crisp, dry and sexy. Think Mersault meets Great Southern. Long, fine, measured, lemon lime palate with tips of lemon meringue is rather delicious indeed. Excellent natural acidity. Crystalline finish. Little out of place here! Absolute top shelf Chardonnay, with length a winner. Moderate and great. Like! 18.7/95