Montalto Chardonnay 2010 (Mornington Peninsula, Vic)
13.5%, Screwcap, $39
Low cropping, zero irrigation, well balanced vines, hand tending and harvesting all play a part. Drawn from the 30 acre estate vineyard, this ticks all the boxes nicely.
Briny, almost fishy yeast characters with white peach flavours in there too. Palate is generous and a little obvious but long and quite deftly made. That slightly candied, sherbety edge is a little distracting though acidity is spot on and length is good. Well played. That acidity really cleans things up nicely. Liked this plenty.
Score: 17.5/20 91/100
Would I buy it? Possibly yes.