Hanging Rock Jim Jim Chardonnay 2012
Straw yellow in colour, it is thick, mealy and old-school-dense with quite a bit of hessian oak to go with some sulphide funk and some lactic creaminess. A big mouthful of a wine indeed. Yet the finish is raw and very firm, with absolute shedloads of acidity and some oak tannins to finish.
This seems to be caught on the fence – too big and buxom to be super cool, yet also so firm that it jars. Length and power mark this as quality though. Interesting to see where it goes from here… Drink: 2015-2021. 17/20, 90/100