Sourced from old Champagne clones makes for an interesting cool climate wine. The nose displays a hint of new oak and citrus aromas. The palate offers finely balanced zesty acidity and some slight MLF and new oak notes, creating an elegant wine that drinks well now but would reward cellaring for a few years to build up more complexity.
Hanging Rock Jim Jim Chardonnay 2018, 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.