Thursday, August 12, 2010


- Yarra Valley, VIC
- $23-$31
- Screwcap
- 12.5%alc

Shelmerdine is a proud family wine business with a long standing connection to Victorian wine. Fruit for their own label is sourced from key vineyards in both Heathcote and the Yarra Valley, with Shelmerdine's highly regarded Lusatia Park vineyard in the Upper Yarra (est. 1985) providing the fruit for this 2008 Chardonnay.

Clean and nutty, its captivating bouquet presents a stylish marriage of mineral infused white nectarine, white flower and grapefruit aromas with a delightful tone of winemaker derived brioche. Its cool, classy palate takes purity and refinement to another level, with an almost water-like expression of white pear flavours driven along by a creamy, leesy undercarriage, spotless acidity and persisting mineral qualities.

ü+ Shelmerdine's 2008 is about as far away from the old stereotype of big, fat, bold and oaky Australian chardonnay as you can get. Deliciously pure in an extremely drinkable way. Drink to 2013.
92 points

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