95 points August 2018

2016 Sophie’s Block Chardonnay 95 points.
There’s no denying the glorious power of Beechworth chardonnay. Plenty of citrus with white peach, but merely incidental as this is playing a savoury tune. Creamy lees, grilled nuts, flinty, and really super oak flavours and integration (30% new French barriques/hogsheads) and eschewing mlf has kept this riper style compact and tight.