The Wallis vineyard may be Ten Minutes by Tractor’s earliest maturing Chardonnay plot, yet the wines retain a delicacy that defies belief. And this 2012 is another superstar.
What makes this special is it (again) shows that you can have a wine that is picked from ripe fruit, completes a full malolactic fermentation and yet still manages to retain acidity and vitality.
Admittedly you’ll never accuse it of being lean and light, but that is sort of missing the point of what Mornington Chardonnay is meant to be – that is full flavoured and unapologetically curvy.
No surprises then I drank most of a bottle of this. And I’d do the same again in a flash.
Drank: October 2014
Score: 18.7/20, 95/100
Would I buy it? In a heartbeat.
Buy online: Ten Minutes by Tractor website