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2017 BK Wines One Ball Chardonnay

Adelaide Hills, SA

The Adelaide Hills is knocking out some cracking Chardonnay at the moment and this is a great example.

$35.00

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About The Wine

This is very much a 'modern' Australian Chardonnay - with the typical Aussie fruit flavours and subtle creamy French oak balanced by minerality, smoke and acidity.

BK has a way with Chardonnay. He loves to pick early looking for tension and crisp acidity as he backbone around which he can drape texture in the form of oak/lees etc.

The 2017 is probably his best One Ball yet, more elegant and more refined than it has ever been. It's a delicious glass of Chardonnay from a killer Hills producer.

What's not to love?

About BK Wines

BK Wines is one of the poster boys of the modern artisan wine movement in the Adelaide Hills.

Owner/winemaker Brendan Keys is not afraid to do things differently. His wines are all from single vineyards (some biodynamically farmed), fermented with wild yeasts, unfined and unfiltered, with extended skin contact and even clay fermentation eggs occasionally thrown in for good measure.

His wines are creatively imagined, an artist meets skateboarding punk rocker kind of vibe.

Brendan is one of the more respected producers of the Adelaide Hills avant-garde.

BK in his natural habitat
BK in his natural habitat
Basket Range, Adelaide Hills
Additional Info

From The Producer

An all-grown-up Chardonnay that would not fine itself lost on the streets of Burgundy. Soft and rounded with the complexity of experience but the precision that comes with absolutely nailing the picking date. There is much to be said for not forcing grapes to ripeness and the languorous conditions of the latter half of the 2017 vintage ensured restraint. Like a perfect peach individually wrapped in crisp, waxy paper, served with cream from a well-loved cow and sprinkled lightly with nutmeg.

100% Kenton Valley Chardonnay, wild yeasts, nine months bâttonage, 10 months in 10% new French oak.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

This is what the new wave of Chardonnay is all about. The distinctive terroir of the Adelaide Hills shines through in this outstanding Chard. Lean and tightly coiled white peach and cashew nuts with suggestions of gun smoke and vanilla bean. I don't know how this bloke does it, every wine is just absolutely bang on! He walks the tightrope of creaminess versus minerality and structure seemingly effortlessly. You could say it's Burgundian but I think "Keys-ian" is more appropriate. Immense length and drive. Gold star, Mr Keys. - Different Drop Wine Team

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order of $99 or more, or just $10 for any orders less than $99. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mixed pack! In Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Byron Bay we deliver with our own vans. All other areas are serviced by Australia Post.

Sydney Metro orders in the Pink Zone will be delivered the next day 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. Orders in the Blue Zone will be delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays. Everything outside these zones will be delivered by Australia Post.

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Brisbane Metro orders are picked up from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 12pm and delivered on Thursday or Friday. Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Brisbane Metro here. Everything outside of this zone will be dispatched next business day with Australia Post.

Australia Wide Deliveries To the rest of Australia we use Australia Post. The Australia Post Collection Truck picks up orders from our Sydney warehouse every weekday at midday. If your order is placed before 12pm we’ll get it on the truck that day. Delivery times vary considerably with Australia Post and unfortunately there is no Express Delivery Option for wine (because it is fragile and heavy). PLEASE NOTE that we are currently seeing significant delays in the Australia Post delivery network. Strict government health and safety requirements and very high parcel volumes are causing significant backlogs at the main NSW and VIC sorting facilities. Orders are still arriving safe and sound but you may notice slower delivery times and less frequent scanning updates than usual.

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