2023 Wickhams Road Yarra Valley Chardonnay

Easy-drinking Yarra Valley Chardonnay from one of the best value producers in the country.
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If you look at the slew of incredible reviews around this small Yarra Valley producer, one word pops up in almost every single one. Value.

From their elite 1er and Hoddles Creek Estate labels through to their Wickhams Road range, not an ounce of quality is compromised at any tier. For the money, all the wines punch well and truly above their weight.

Their Wickhams Road Yarra Valley Chardonnay is a beautiful example of what they are about. Clean, elegant and precise wines that make people ask, "How much did you pay for this?!"

This is consistently one of the country's most excellent Chardonnays in its price range and this year is no different. Case buy kind of deal, for sure.

Made with the same exacting standards as our own estate grown Chardonnay, this Wickhams Rd Chardonnay is foward, lively and balanced. Sourced from vineyards in Upper Yarra, namely Maccesfield and Woori Yallock. The Woori Yallock component gives some mid palate weight, whilst the Maccesfield provides finesse and the long acid drive.

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    Ian R.
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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Good now, perhaps better next year or the year after

    I preferred the Gippsland chardy to the Yarra Valley over the last couple of vintages, but couldnt get it this year. On openng the first bottle of this, I found the contrast between my expectations ( based on last year's Gippsland option) and reality was a touch confronting, with a little too much matchstick funk overriding the delicious white peach/nectarine fruit I was expecting. However, a little patience and time in the glass sorted that out, and the quality (particularly for the price) and enjoyment are still there.

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Hoddles Creek Estate

Hoddles Creek Estate lays a serious claim to being one of the best value producers in Australia.

Led by the extremely hardworking winemaking guru Franco D’Anna, the Hoddles team crafts wonderful Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in particular that seriously overdeliver at all price points.

The wines are all made from fruit grown on their family vineyard in the Upper Yarra Valley. A must-try for Yarra Valley fans and bargain hunters alike!

Winemaker Franco D'Anna - Yarra Valley, VIC Discover Hoddles Creek

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