Gilbert Labour
12 May 2019

Robert Stein [Mudgee NSW], Single Vineyard Reserve Chardonnay 2017

This recent release from the Stein team gives a nod to some of the Chardonnay styles from Montrachet 
It opens with a whoosh of French oak and subdued nose
This soon morphs into a well-balanced delivery of primary varietal fruit well-anchored in the apricot / ripe melon range with a waft of citrus zest and nuttiness
The partial Malo Lactic treatment and wild yeast open-vat ferment add freshness, complexity and interest throughout its palate journey
This is another well-crafted and smoothly integrated Chardonnay reflecting both its regionality and deft massaging by Jacob Stein.
It is delivering smooth enjoyment now but will certainly benefit from a few years of cellaring

Price: $40
Wine Category: Chardonnay
Cellar: Now to 3 years
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