91+ Points ~ Hanging Rock Jim Jim Chardonnay 2012
Wild ferment. 30% new oak. Only 70 dozen made.
Oak rears but the fruit slips out appreciably though the finish. There’s plenty to enjoy here. Citrus and mineral with sweet, creamy, almost malty oak. Honeysuckle and brine characters. Lactose to close. Feels taught but it runs with length. Needs another year in bottle, or so.
Rated : 91+ Points
Tasted : May15
Alcohol : 13%
Price : $40
Closure : Diam
Drink : 2016 - 2020