Accomplished nose displaying cashew nuts, lemon pith, peachy stone fruits with a touch of salinity thrown in for good measure. Full bodied with buttery crème brûlée MLF notes, but still with bags of ripe stone fruits. Rich style which is typical of Geelong and ultimately pleasing.
Banks Road Chardonnay 2019, Geelong, Vic
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.