On the nose the wine has hints of yeasty lees, and vanilla new oak laced with the scent of lemons. Dry, medium bodied wine with creamy yeast notes and almonds, supported by well balanced natural acidity. This wine displays some good varietal characteristics.
Balnaves Chardonnay 2020, Coonawarra, SA
Outstanding (Score range 95-100)
Often an internationally recognised, leading brand or winery – but not always! Produces a classic wine that is a faultless representation of the style/variety. Complexity on the nose and a seamless palate are an example of the hallmarks of an outstanding wine.
Highly Recommended (Score range 92-94)
A quality focused wine that has plenty of style. Length of palate and intensity are often key characteristics of highly recommended wines. These producers could be the ones to watch in the future.
Recommended (Score range 89-91)
An above average well-made, reflection of the style/variety, which often represents good value for money.