2015 Thistledown Suilven Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
£20-£30, 13%, Alliance Wines
Tasted at: August Sample Tasting
One of those wines that tastes every bit as good as it looks, this Scottish/Australian collaboration eschews the leaner, reductive, early picked style that's favoured by some winemakers Down Under in favour of something a little more substanial and textured. Deftly oaked, oatmealy and refreshing, with a focus and minerality that wouldn't look out of place in the Côte de Beaune.
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