I was impressed by the 2014 chardonnay from Pipers Brook in Tasmania. The grapes are sourced from northern Tasmania, grown on volcanic soils and from vines with age up to 40 years. In terms of key stylistic influences in the winery, the wine saw 20% new oak and parts of the blend underwent malolactic fermentation, meaning some malic acid retention. In the glass, there are white peach, lemon and stone aromatics. The palate is fresh with racy acidity framing lemon and yellow grapefruit characters. A classy wine.
Rating: Good to Very Good
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