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Shy Susan Chardonnay 2016

“This wine is my lifeline knowledge of chardonnay making in a bottle,” winemaker – and co-owner of Shy Susan wines – Glenn James says as he pours a glass of his new prize-winning Shy Susan Chardonnay. It’s a selection of two chardonnay barrels out of 50, the grapes sourced from the Tasman Peninsula and the Coal River Valley. Glenn James has been there and done that with Australian chardonnay, having worked among others for Hardy’s and Southcorp. “I was the first to put Tasmanian chardonnay into Eileen Hardy, and the first to put Tasmanian fruit into Yattarna.” This wine sees no new oak. I only saw the wine briefly but here are my notes.

Cedarwood, cream, melon, white peach. Milky chardonnay. Long chardonnay. Mellifluous chardonnay. Add these together and you have yourself a sensational wine. Laced with fennel, ever so gorgeously textured, a long sail of flavour to close. I took one sniff, one sip, and did not require any further convincing.

Tasted : Nov18
Alcohol : 13%
Price : $50
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2020 - 2025+
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