Expressive nose which is primary fruit driven showing classic peach and melon. There is a nice underlay of struck match to add complexity. Dry, medium bodied palate with plenty of cool climate Macedon acidity, but also some MLF creaminess and nuts. This is a unique wine as the grapes used are 3 different Mumm Champagne clones that John Ellis got direct from France.
Hanging Rock Jim Jim Chardonnay 2020, Macedon Ranges, 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.