Stoney Rise Chardonnay 2021Regular price $35.00
Joe Holyman makes Chardonnay too and this is a cracker. Great minerality on the nose and palate, balancing aromas of grapefruit and grapefruit pith. The palate is a wow, just loads of yellow peaches with acid taking the richness away. Long finish with grapefruit at end. This wine sings. Acid is prominent keeping everything fresh, almost making you want another mouthful (slurpable definition?).
"Saline, a slight flor-like top note of oxidative richness, ripe lemon and green apple, with a slight parmesan character. It’s fresh in acidity, savoury and mealy, fine chalky texture, and quite savoury. There’s a twist of lemon zest and green olive, a brine-like flavour, a bit nutty and spicy, with a powdery finish of tang and excellent energy. Quite different from your ordinary Australian Chardonnay, though no bad thing. Very adult wine, at a pretty modest price point."
Gary Walsh - The Wine Front