A. Rodda Willow Lake Vineyard Chardonnay 2020Regular price $42.00
Classic Yarra Valley Chardonnay.
As I sit and look at the wine my nose flares with these tantalising aromas that have exploded from the glass. Once closer it becomes more intense with struck match and apricots to the fore with mealy nutty notes, peaches and hints of lemon in the background. You need three sips with this wine for your taste buds to acclimatise, then you can see how the lemon and peaches with flecks of minerality are balanced by the acid that keeps everything in check. But imagine that acid softening just a little and those citrus and stone fruit flavours exploding on your palate. That is this wine in 6-12 months. This is a wine with serious potential and I would be very surprised if it did not start collecting some glowing reviews.