Pierro Chardonnay 2010 (Margaret River, WA)
Picked before the late season rain apparently. Still a wine of serious proportions.
Initially dry and grapefruity, that oak is swallowed up particularly well by the fruit. It’s a massive mouthful of a wine though, brutal even, mealy but also driven by a weighty mid palate and dry, grapefruity acidity. A ballsy Pierro, yet also slightly attenuated, what this wine lacks in delicacy it makes up for in weight. Perhaps too brutish? That acid looks a bit hard too. Regardless, there is no questioning the impact. 17.9/92