Saturday, August 12, 2017

Hoddles Creek 1er Yarra Valley Chardonnay

The '1er' in the name is supposed to create an association with Burgundy, I guess. After drinking the 2014 Hoddles Creek 1er Yarra Valley Chardonnay, I would say this is well justified.

Citrus, grapefruit and orange peel flavours create complexity on the palate. Oak is there, but lightly handled. Acidity weaves through the palate. This wine has drive and is long rather than broad, but it is not a lean wine.

This wine is a great, thoroughly modern packaged Chardonnay.

Score: 95/++

1 comment:

kr1 said...

Hi Thomas,
I agree, I found the 12 and 13 vintages quite interesting. 12 was more rounded and from your note, 13 fits your description of the 14 so a slight stylistic change underway. The 1er pinot noir is quite good too; the pinot blanc probably my least favourite of their upper tier of wines.