2023 Dr. Edge Tasmania Chardonnay

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One of Tasmania's most scintillating small-batch Chardonnays. Tightly wound and electric with energy.
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
2 Reviews

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Another great Chardonnay here from acclaimed winemaker, Peter Dredge.

The concept is the same as his Tasmania Pinot Noir, where he combines fruit from across the state to produce a Chardonnay which encapsulates the character of the vintage.

It's a taut, full-flavoured and distinctly savoury style of Chardonnay that is both complex and compelling to drink.

Strike while the iron is hot for this one, it's sure to fly out the door!

95+ points
"Terrific. Leave it alone for another year or two, else you may go blind, such is its brightness."
- Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Dr Edge Tasmania Chardonnay is a blend of Tamar Valley (60%) & Derwent Valley (40%) fruit. 2023 marks the first year of pressing juice to 1,000L clay amphora and some seasoned oak casks as per previous years. The juice is fermented naturally, matured for 9 months on lees. The clay vessel holds around 10% by volume whole Chardonnay fruit clusters for fermentation and maturation. Bottled without fining agents.

96 points - "Complex and layered aromas of grilled nuts, melon skin, grapefruit pith, white stone fruit and a whiff of struck match. Tight and pin-point focused on the palate. Layered flavours of citrus, melon, nougat, just-ripe nectarine and mineral. Slaty acidity and a lick of phenolics round it out very nicely. A sophisticated and very smart example of modern Australian chardonnay." - Aaron Brasher (The Real Review)

95+ points - "White peach, honey almond, brine, lemon and lemon zest, a little aniseed too, which is very nice. It’s tight, with a zipline of acidity, distinctly chalky/stony texture, intense in flavour, some umami button mushroom character, and a zinging lime/grapefruity finish of considerable length. Terrific. Leave it alone for another year or two, else you may go blind, such is its brightness." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
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2 reviews
  • J
    Wine Knowledge Level Cork Dork
    3 months ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Cork Dork
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    worth the a try!

    this wine has a lot of hype and it does stand up to it imo!

    encapsulating the vintage by using the best grapes they could get, this white has a brilliant mouth feel with good body and a nice touch of oak with predominant stone fruit flavours - Chablis esq with a touch more oak.

    nice stuff, worth trying.

    TasteRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • SC
    Sheung Chi L.
    Verified Buyer
    Wine Knowledge Level Beginner
    10 months ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Beginner
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Great wine

    Great Chardy from TAS

    TasteRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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Dr. Edge

Peter Dredge is Dr. Edge. He is one of the most intuitive and talented winemakers on the Apple Isle.

With a wealth of experience garnered at wineries such as Bay of Fires, he has revitalised the Meadowbank label and returned it to its place as one of the must-watch vineyards in Tasmania.

Dr. Edge is his passion project where he can take risks and make Pinot Noir, Chardonnay & Riesling that truly excites him. His creativity can fly under the Dr. Edge banner and wines that walk a fine line of tension, funk and freshness invariably arise.

Only small batches of wine is produced, all made by hand, and typically they sell out in short order. Playful, pleasurable and remarkably thoughtful, the Dr. Edge creations are riveting things to drink and have rightfully earned cult status among collectors of Tasmania's finest.

Winemaker Peter Dredge - Derwent Valley, TAS Dr. Edge

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