I’m back at university this week in sunny Dookie, completing my residential block for this semester’s Managing Grapevine Physiology subject.
With this little lineup I went looking for wines sourced in the regional Victoria/Southern NSW part of the world. The Mudgee Chardonnay is clearly an outlier….
12%, Screwcap, $24
What a glorious price for this sticky – very impressive value. It smells superb, with a creme brûlée honeycomb nose that just channels Sauternes. If only the slightly blowsy and somewhat shapeless palate could match up with the picture perfect nose. Gold medal nose, off medal palate. Let’s meet in the middle for a bronze. 16/20, 87/100
14.5%, Screwcap, $25
13.5%, Screwcap, $46