Hoddles Creek 1er Chardonnay 2015
This finds the perfect balance between richness & juicy acid, delicacy & power, fruit & complexity!
Having tried this from barrel the bottle doesn’t disappoint. Franco doesn’t aim to make a mineral acid driven style, he looks for the fruit to shine through. The fact that he gets great natural acidity at his Hoddles Creek Vineyard is just a bonus. So much going on in this wine. It’s brooding and waiting to pop. Have patience wait a year or two and you’ll have some epic Chardonnay to drink.
If you liked the 2014 1er Chardonnay, it’s safe to say you’ll be equally happy with the 2015.
White peach, lime, almonds and light spicy oak, with just a wisp of struck match. It’s subdued, nutty and savoury, yet pure of fruit too – like a flower waiting to open – tight grapefruity acidity, flinty texture and a cool almond and aniseed finish of impeccable length. Beautiful wine. Finesse, charm and fine tailoring all the way. Give it a couple of years in the cellar and you’ll be rewarded handsomely.
Gary Walsh, Wine Front
Where in the world does the magic happen?
Hoddles Creek Estate, Hoddles Creek, Victoria, Australia