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2021 Patrick Sullivan Baw Baw Shire Chardonnay

Gippsland, Victoria

Lo-fi organic Chardonnay farmed by Patrick Sullivan alongside the great Bill Downie. A beautifully transparent expression, don't wait to snap this up.

HIGH SCORE

$65.00

About
Seriously good, and importantly, outrageously delicious.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

Patrick's Chardonnay is in the volcanic soils of his Bull Swamp Vineyard in the foothills of the Strezleki ranges, just South of Mount Baw Baw.

As with all Patrick's wines, the vineyard is organic and the winemaking strictly minimal intervention.

The resulting wine is a cracker. Crisp and pure with a citrussy backbone, there are notes of honey, toast and the slightest hint of salty oxidation

It's a serious rendition of one of Victoria's less renowned regions and it very worthy of your attention. We get very little so don't hesitate.

About Patrick Sullivan

The wild-haired Patrick Sullivan is a farmer first, winemaker second.

His pride and joy is his vineyard in the Strezleki Ranges in the Gippsland G.I. of Victoria. On this plot of land, Pat farms with organic principals alongside Bill Downie, one of the most revolutionary winemakers of his generation.

Bill takes the Pinot Noir from the vineyard, Pat takes the Chardonnay and a few other bits and pieces. The wines are un-tinkered with, fermented in neutral vessels with little or no sulphur and are made to express their special site and the vagaries of vintage.

In Pat's words, "The wines are inspired by emotion, a moment in time and a sense of place."

Pat in his garden
Pat in his garden
Gippsland, VIC
Additional Info

From The Importer

Lemon curd, lime and toasted spice and honey. The palate is racy yet textured, deep and layered, with notes of brioche and honey. It's a wonderful example of this style of wine.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 13.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2031
Bottle Size : 750ml

Pat in his shed with his huge ceramic eggs
Pat in his shed with his huge ceramic eggs
Gippsland, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

94Points
The Wine Front

"Crackles along with freshness and energy, lemon-lime, green apple, oatmeal and light, saline characters. Beautiful texture, supple and yet clean and crisp at the same time. Has this mouth-watering freshness and yet quiet richness, and structure is a word to be thrown into the mix here. Seriously good, and importantly, outrageously delicious." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

95Points
The Real Review

"Light to mid-yellow colour leads into a complex mealy, nutty bouquet, which bears traces of malolactic in its buttery touches, the palate intense and lively, with excellent energy and drive, concentration and length. It's quite complex and already very accessible. An elegant, tensioned wine that is very impressive." - Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

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