A hint of struck match and honey supports a cool climate fruit structure with zesty melon and citrus peel. Light bodied, dry with crisp acidity on the palate supported by citrus, minerally flavours. Good example of cool climate chardonnay (vineyard is at very high 800m) with a touch of age.
Stockman’s Ridge Outlaw Chardonnay 2017, Orange, NSW
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.