Ten Minutes by Tractor Mornington Peninsula Estate Chardonnay 2012
Importantly, this is recognisable as a 10X Chardonnay from first whiff, the Golden Gaytime yeast/oak amalgam and full fruit punching from the start. After the acid driven ’11 this is a much more open and nutty wine this year, perhaps a little broad but also with impressive depth and complexity.
Ultimately I love this sort of fully worked, full tilt Chardonnay (yet with enough acidity to keep things tight) as its what Mornington Chardonnay should taste like.
Details: 13.5%, Screwcap, $42
Source: Sample, tasted Jan 15
Score: 18.1/20, 93/100
Would I buy it? Absolutely. I’d drink the best part of a bottle over dinner no sweat. Needs a full flavoured food to match though.
Buy online: Ten Minutes By Tractor website