Savaterre “Frere Cadet” Chardonnay, 2018 Beechworth, Victoria
It’s the little brother to the more expensive Chardonnay. Little brothers are most often superior, to my way of thinking.
It’s juicy and crunchy, packs some flavour and most excellent flinty texture, along with a sort of lemon rind bitterness. A little toast, grapefruit, stonefruit, a mouth-watering intensity, and a chalky, almost tannic finish of excellent length. It offers complexity, and drinks beautifully right now.
Rated : 94 Points