Chardonnay - Sinapius 2018 Close Planted Chardonnay
Winery : Sinapius
Sinapius (Pipers Brook region) is regarded as one of Tasmania's most exciting producers. The vineyard, and owners Linda Morice and Vaughn Dell, were singled out by Jancis Robinson for special mention in her 'Tasmania, Island of Opportunity' piece for UK Financial Times following her visit to the island in 2012.
2018 Sinapius Close Planted Chardonnay: In the top tier of Tasmanian (and Australian) Chardonnays, this wine has always been a showcase for the late Vaughn Dell's outstanding winemaking skills. Yellow peach, nashi pear cashew, white flowers, faintest touch of white pepper. All very delicate but ultra enticing. Silky and sumptuous in the mouth with flavours that keep on and on in a satisfyingly delicious way. The barest hint of citrus pith adds to the excellent texture. Impeccable balance with acid there to keep the flavours lively, but not making any statement of its own. Subtle, toasty savouriness from the oak at the last.