Pepper Tree Limited Release Orange Chardonnay 2014
This is crisp and light cool climate Chardonnay, the nose light and juicy, indeed quite tropical in its open aromatic fruit. Surprisingly ripe and generous for such low alcohol, carrying just-bottled banana esters, peachy fruit and a little sulphides to give this more complexity.
Simple and easy, without rising beyond that.
Details: 12.2%, Screwcap, $22
Tasted: May 2015 (sample)
Best drinking: 2015-2018
Score: 16.5/20, 88/100
Would I buy it? Not quite.
Buy online: Pepper Tree website