Paradise IV Chardonnay 2017


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$64.99 inc GST

 

Chardonnay on the dark side, provided you subscribe to the prevailing nonsense that this variety should be devoid of both colour and flavour. Steeped in complex aromas of white peach, grapefruit and creamy oak with an underswell of dried flowers, nougat and brioche, it's heady and voluminous, evolving slowly in the glass. Explosively intense and luscious - about as far a cry as you can get from the flavour-stripped chardonnays to which so many Australian writers, makers and sommeliers have become enamoured - its deeply layered, creamy palate delivers a remarkable core of fruit that moves effortlessly over a gravelly undercarriage towards an artfully balanced finish of soft, gentle acidify. Savoury and seamless, it's an emphatic wine of personality and considerable style. Its only flaw is its scarcity. (98) JEREMY OLIVER