I haven’t been quite so struck, or mesmerised, by a wine in quite some time.
Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)
About The Wine
You don't see this very often in the Australian wine scene.
This is Chardonnay from the stellar 2015 Yarra Valley season made by the hands of the incredibly talented Luke Lambert. But it's a Chardonnay with a twist.
Something went not quite to plan with two barrels of Chardonnay during the fermentation process. Luke noticed a slight flor (natural veil of yeast) developing on the top of the barrels. He seperated the two barrels in question from the others in the winery and left them to their own devices.
What's developed in barrel and now in bottle is something more akin to the famous sous voile Vin Jaune wine style of the famous French region Jura, than something you would normally see from the Yarra Valley. And it's absolutely epic in its style.
It was something of a revelation for Campbell Mattinson who rated it a massive 96 points with these words, "If you want to know what’s going on in Australian wine right now then you have to get a hold of this."