2021 Hughes & Hughes Chardonnay

Tip top value classic Chardonnay from one of Tasmania's brightest producers.
4.8
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
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It's near on impossible to find a class act Tassie Chardonnay that won't burn a hole in your pocket, such is the demand for fruit on the Apple Isle.

But brothers Jonny and Matt Hughes have pulled a bit of a rabbit out of the hat with this one.

This is fruit from the across the state - from Coal River to Derwent Valley to North West - fermented all in barrel with partial malo and maturing on lees. Remarkable that they can turn out a wine this good at the price, the Hughes lads are certainly ones to watch.

Just about as good as you will see for Tasmanian Chardonnay at this price.

Bargain.

Fruit from vineyards in the Coal River (Clarence House and Brinktop), Derwent Valley (Kinvarra) and North West (White Rock). 80% whole bunch pressed, 20% cold-soaked on skins for five days, all naturally fermented in oak (25% new). Partial malolactic fermentation (approx 50%) while maturing on lees for five months. Bottled unfined and filtered.

93 Points - "It's a flinty, citrussy, leaner style but it has excellent carry and an all-round elegant feel. It works. White peach and white flowers are the main flavour-drivers, along with citrus, and all the way through to the long aftertaste it feels both convincing and harmonious. There's nothing to hesitate over here." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

93 Points - "A nice dose of struck-match sulphide on the nose makes way for a core of grapefruit, lemon pith and wet earth. The bold core of fruit is not weighed down by sulphides on the palate, rather the fruit core shines through. This is a classy Aussie chardonnay, clever winemaking adds complexity while respecting the fruit. It's harmonious and fine, drinking very well in its youth. It's not a powerhouse, rather everything just falls cleverly into place." - Gabrielle Poy (The Real Review)

4.8
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
Based on 4 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 3 Total 4 star reviews: 1 Total 3 star reviews: 0 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 0
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4 reviews
  • SR
    Shaun R.
    Verified Buyer
    11 months ago
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Lovely drinking.

    Perfect balance of oak and fruit. These guys don’t make a bad wine.

    TasteRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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    Value for MoneyRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • NR
    Neill R.
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    Wine Knowledge Level Beginner
    2 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Beginner
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Beautiful and elegant Chardonnay

    You will be hard-pressed to find a better, more elegant and easy-drinking chardonnay than this for the price-point. It hits the mark beautifully and can be enjoyed across many occasions / settings - from an easy afternoon drink through to pairing it with anything fish related. BUY BUY BUY

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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    Jruth
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    3 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    I love this Chardonnay!

    This is a wonderful modern Chardonnay - fruit driven, with soft and well-integrated oak, with gentle and restrained malolactic fermentation. Highly recommended!

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    Greg D.
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    4 years ago
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Enjoyable chardy

    The palate was refined with the malo in perfect balance for me. Grapefruit and a touch of honey on the finish that I’m sure will develop after a few years in the cellar. Wish I’d bought more!!

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Mewstone

Mewstone Wines is a joint venture between Jonny and Matt Hughes, two Tasmanian born wine-heads, and their respective wives Margie and Cathie.

The two families have invested in a small plot of land on the banks of the D’Entrecasteaux Channel in the charmingly named locality of Flowerpot, on the south-eastern tip of Tasmania. Matt works the grapes, Jonny makes the wines, taking what he learnt from seven years as assistant winemaker at Moorilla and re-imagining it for his own label.

The Hughes & Hughes wines offer some of the best value to be found in Tasmania at the moment, and the Mewstone premium range focuses on exceptional single-vineyard wines made in a style that Jonny wants to drink. James Halliday called them, "an utterly exceptional wine producer". Keep an eye on this ambitious pair as their star continues to rise.

Jonny and Matt Hughes - Mewstone Vineyard, TAS Mewstone

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