4.5 STARS | Michael Cooper.
FOUR STARS 17.5/20 | Raymond Chan.
The Bespoke wines sit between Mills Reef's Reserve and Elspeth ranges. They give the winemaking team a chance to make small parcel, interesting wines and this 2016 Chardonnay is a return to the voluptuousness, generosity and richness that fans of old school chardonnay craved.
Raymond Chan writes "Medium-full bodied, the palate has lively and vibrant, rich flavours of tropical fruits with a strong nutty oak presence lending the palate a firm core. The wine unfolds a complex amalgam of vanilla, creamy and nutty elements, subtle resinous nuances and buttery MLF. The wine flows along a fine phenolic-textured line with soft background acidity, carrying through to a fine, but firm, lingering finish of nuts, smoke and oak. This is a rich but firm Chardonnay with ripe tropical fruit and complex nutty, vanilla, toasty and resiny oak with creamy and buttery notes. "
The winery writes "This sumptuous Chardonnay pays tribute to the famous old-school style. Lavish and intense, yet beautifully balanced, lashings of delicious toasty oak inter-twine with white stone fruit flavours and creamy butterscotch notes, for a bold and alluring wine that is sure to please!"