James Halliday Wine Companion 2018

2015 Piano Piano Sophie’s Block Chardonnay

RRP $38/1 2027/ ***** 96 points

The colour screams of beauty: a mid-yellow sheen flecked with a glimmer of green. The nose is oatmeal, truffle and curd. There is virtually nothing fruity about this, although for those desperate for descriptives, there is some stone fruit tucked behind sleek gills of granitic crunch and mineral-clad pungency; juxtaposed beautifully against a generous build of creamy lees work as the wine opens in the glass. Reminiscent of a better example from Maconnais. 13.2% alc.