The 3 Wines Men. Aug 2016 2013 Jim Jim Chardonnay
2013 Hanging Rock Jim Jim Macedon Ranges Chardonnay
To celebrate this little slice of summer in what's been a cold and wet Melbourne winters week, we 3 ran to the cellar in a race to find some Chardonnay. After the always difficult short list selections, we settled on @hangingrock 2013 Jim Jim Chardonnay from Victoria's Macedon Ranges region. We wanted a vision of summer in a glass. We wanted style and substance. We wanted to be reminded of what's just around the courner.. we wated a lot. And BOY did it deliver.
This Chardonnay carries itself beautifully. A lovely crisp minerality almost narrates the journey for you introducing balanced and clean oak to begin, not overpowering or buttery, but present and proud. We are then introduced to some fleshy peach ans subtle vanilla notes that lean in on the initial oak and almost fold together right there on your palate. That's when that crisp minerality returns ans guides the direction of the wine to the back palate, adding a flinty layer of complexity and an exquisite length. Stunning wine guys. Layered, textural and fresh.
A class act.
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