Delamere Vineyards Chardonnay 2012 (Pipers Brook, Tas)
12.4%, Screwcap, $40
In context I’m not surprised why this excites – Delamere has excellent old plantings; in one of the more special places for Australian Chardonnay (table or sparkling wine) and guru Fran Austin (ex Bay of Fires) is now making the wines with husband Shane Holloway (Fran has always been involved, but now this is very much a joint operation).
Delicious Chardonnay that I wanted to drink. Went seriously well with truffled pecorino too (very fancy camping food I know, but good cheese makes sand in your tent more bearable).
Tasted: October 2014
Score: 18.5/20, 94/100
Would I buy it? Oh yes. Well priced vs the quality too.
Buy online: Delamere website