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2018 Eldridge Wendy Chardonnay

Red Hill, Mornington Peninsula, VIC

The very best Chardonnay from Eldridge Estate made in honour of the late Wendy Lloyd. 97 points James Halliday.

HIGH SCORE

$60.00

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Fresh, crunchy acidity gives way to a soft citrusy finish.

David Lloyd

About The Wine

The iconic Eldridge Estate, spearheaded by David Lloyd, is one of the jewels in the crown of Mornington Peninsula.

Every berry that goes into this glorious Chardonnay is picked from their home estate. It's the very best Chardonnay produced from each season, the best of the best fruit crafted into a cuvee in honour of the late Wendy Lloyd. The fruit is treated with the utmost respect; pressed gently, fermented in the best French oak with a small amount of solids.

There's great intensity here. It's a Chardonnay with explosive power derived from the rich Mornington soil. It makes a statement about its home and its maker. It's a great thing to drink. 

About Eldridge Estate

When David and Wendy Lloyd purchased the picturesque Eldridge Estate on Red Hill in Mornington Peninsula in 1995, their mission was, "to produce hand crafted wines of distinction that are true to the grape variety and the flavours from our unique site."

It's fair to say that more than 20 years on, that dream has been fully realised. David runs the property with zero carbon footprint, continuously searching to optimise efficiency and the quality of his wines.

A deep dive into the right clonal material for the Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Gamay on his small block has seen the wines of David Lloyd become respected as among the finest of Mornington Peninsula.

Eldridge owner and vigneron David Lloyd
Eldridge owner and vigneron David Lloyd
Mornington Peninsula, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

Wendy Chardonnay is a tribute to Davids late wife, Wendy (1954-2014) who had the nickname of the “Queen of Chardonnay”. This is the BEST Chardonnay that I can make from the estate in any one year and is usually a blend of Clones 76, 95 and 96.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 13.5
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

Bird
Bird's eye view of the bucolic Eldridge Estate
Mornington Peninsula, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

97Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"The second single vineyard chardonnay off the rank, crafted with Burgundian clones 95 and 96. More resinous. Umami creaminess. Toasted nuts, praline and vanilla-cedar oak tones. A weightier palate that is still, in the scheme of things, medium-bodied and restrained, belying the wine's thrumming intensity. The integration of each component is impeccable. Again, an air of generosity despite the underlying tension and precision. These are not wines reliant on sulphuric matchstick aromas, but on high quality fruit, sensitive handling and propitious sites." - Ned Goodwin MW (Halliday Wine Companion)

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