A few years ago I considered De Bortoli’s Estate Chardonnay to be a little on the lean side – we’re talking the 2010 vintage. My opinion has changed over time to the point where I’m actually slightly challenged by the amount of flavour offered by this release. Not that it’s a big or blowsy wine.
Plenty of white peach, grapefruit and apricot kernel stuffing edging toward more tropical traits. A pretty good line of clean, stony acidity to back it up. Roasted hazelnuts, ginger and warm spice. Has a gentle creamy/buttery aspect in the mouth with a touch of grip on the back-palate. 91
Region: Yarra Valley
Tasted: April 2014