9/10- 2012 Jim Jim Chardonnay
More than a Picnic- Regan Drew- Queensland Times 6th June
The cool region of Macedon is about one hour north-west of Melbourne. Home to come of Australia's top producers of pinot noir and chardonnay and the geolgraphical feature of the Hanging Rock, made famous by Peter Weir's film. The Hanging Rock winery was planted by John and Ann Ellis in 1983 at their Jim Jim property. They expansded into nearby Heathcote in 1992, planting Shiraz. Thier dedication to making exceptional wines has resulted in the Macedon Brut continually being held up as one of Australia's best sparkling wines. Not content with wine, they've just launched their range of Hanging Rock beef.
2012 Jim Jim Chardonnay
Nose of hay bales and nutty nougat. Wet dough, ripe peach and a hint of struck match. Lighter in body than the nose suggests, yet no wimp. A rich palate with peachy stonefruit/ buttered popcorn, lemon pith and puckering, tingly mineral acidity that drives a long tight finish.