2023 Mulline Sutherlands Creek Chardonnay

Highly Rated
An electric Geelong Chardonnay, full of citrus and stone fruit.

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The Strathmore vineyard in Geelong is quite an interesting place, a massive vineyard planted between 1980-2000, it is uniquely broken up into different blocks with each planted to a specific style.

This wine comes from a single-clonal block of P58 Chardonnay. As a clone, it produces very fine, elegant, and linear wines. Picking time is key however, and the boys from Mulline nailed this one perfectly. Clean citrus and white peach dominate here, with a lovely creamy texture to round out the wine.

Despite the creaminess, there is real tension in this wine, the crisp malic acid component provides perfect counterbalance, keeping this wine singing pitch perfectly across the palate.

97 points
"Aromas of pure white peach, gentle vanillin from the well-handled oak, white flowers and flecks of flint and oyster shells. There's a gentle creaminess on the elegant, persistent and nicely structured palate. It's very, very good now, but no problems ageing this for another four to six years. Geelong chardonnay doesn't get much better."
- Philip Rich (Halliday Wine Companion)

100% CHARDONNAY - CLONE P58, MOORABOOL VALLEY, GEELONG
STRATHMORE VINEYARD, MUHLEBACH ROAD, SUTHERLANDS CREEK - PLANTED 1998
GREY AND BROWN LOAMS AND CLAY LOAMS, WITH FRAGMENTED GRANITE
25% NEW FRENCH OAK
NATURAL FERMENT, FULL SOLIDS
8 MONTHS IN BARREL
13.0% ALC.

97 points - "Barrel fermented with full solids and matured in 25% new French barriques and puncheons with only the new barrels going through mlf. Aromas of pure white peach, gentle vanillin from the well-handled oak, white flowers and flecks of flint and oyster shells. There's a gentle creaminess on the elegant, persistent and nicely structured palate. It's very, very good now, but no problems ageing this for another four to six years. Geelong chardonnay doesn't get much better." - Philip Rich (Halliday Wine Companion)

95 points - "This is another excellent chardonnay from Mulline. The power, the poise and the persistence are all A-class, the presence the perfect icing. Grapefruit, grilled peach, citrus and smoked cedarwood characters come laced with mineral, struck match and a preserved lemon note. It seduces as it soars. It will only get better over the next few years." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

Mulline Wines

Established in 2018 Mulline Vintners is a double dose of Bens, specifically winemaker Ben Mullen and business brain and wine drinker Ben Hine. Mullen has experience from around the globe, and was most recently winemaker at Clyde Park.

They source fruit from around the Geelong area of Victoria with a focus on Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, working with growers farming sustainably and organically. All steps of the winemaking operation are done with a major focus on looking after the environment.

Their first releases from the 2019 vintage were met with some acclaim - they are definitely young guns to watch out for.

To prevent embarrassment and to encourage rapping couplets... Mulline rhymes with “divine”.

Winemaker Ben Mullen - Geelong, VIC Mulline Wines

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