Hill-Smith Estate Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2018

Part of the greater Hill Smith Family Vineyards family (including Yalumba). Wild ferment with fermentation and maturation in French oak for 13 months with 30% being new, the remainder 1 and 2 year old oak . Winemaker is Teresa Heuzenroeder.

Hill-Smith Estate, Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills, 2018

Pale lemon gold in colour. Striking nose: plenty of white stone fruit, grapefruit and complex aromas of struck match flinty-ness  torn bread crust, nougat with a mossy earthiness. Rounded front palate with generous creamy fruit quality off-set by young savoury, spicy oak. Tightly packed in to an almost briny finish with a focused line of acidity. Full potential will be unleashed with a small amount of time.

RRP: $28
Alc: 13.5%
Rating: 17.25/20

Wine sample courtesy of Hill Smith Estate

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