Chardonnay - Apsley Gorge 2016 Chardonnay
Winery : Apsley Gorge
Brian Franklin's Apsley Gorge Vineyard is situated 14km north of Bicheno on Tasmania's East Coast. The very long season builds intense flavour and texture in the wines.
Michele's notes: Brilliant gold. Complex and evolving aromas of white flowers, white-fleshed stone-fruit, citrus and bitter almond. The oak doesn't make a big statement, allowing the intense fruit to assert itself.
Silky and sumptuous, without heaviness, in the mouth with a pleasingly salty/minerally edge and excellent 'grip' from skin tannins and the subtle oak influence. It lingers beautifully. Lip-smacking. Don't over-chill - 10-12C is perfect. Will be happy in the cellar for another 5 years.