Wirra Wirra The 12th Man Chardonnay 2017
Wirra Wirra’s Adelaide Hills Chardonnay always packs in some class, with layers of flavour. This ’17 vintage feels like a work in progress, but the elements are there. At the moment the oak sits on top of the fruit, with some sulphide funk in there too. Despite the low alcohol this packs in some mid palate weightiness too, which helps carry the whole shebang, the acid bracing the finish. Quality Chardonnay, just releases 6 months too early.
Best drinking: Next year and then up to seven years. 17.5/20, 91/100+. 12.5%, $35. Would I buy it? Two glasses.