MC by Three Dark Horses Chardonnay 2014 (Adelaide Hills, SA)
The sinner, in this case, is Matt Broomhead, who is doing things that you’re not meant to do, particularly carbonic maceration for a white wine, which no one is ‘supposed’ to do.
The only challenge is that its just too young. Stick this back in barrel for another 6 plus months and it would probably be even more complex, the slightly raw edges and overly linear lines softening to provide even more textural joy. It’s almost too clean now.
Regardless, this is pushing the boat out quite successfully.
Details: 12.5%, Screwcap, $25
Tasted: Dec 14
Score: 17.5/20, 91/100
Would I buy it? One glass would be enough. Promise is there though.