2013 Tyrrell's HVD Old Vines Chardonnay, Hunter Valley

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This is a Chardonnay unlike most examples from Australia and stands as another Hunter Valley gift to the wine world. Much closer to Chablis than Chassagne, it is delicate, light, intricate and restrained. Aromas and flavours of oyster shells and lemon juice start things off with weightier peaches and toast introducing more minerals on a precise finish. It’s arrestingly good. This vineyard block was first planted in 1908 and the vine-stock continues to this day with new cuttings from these very old vines contributing to this wonderful Hunter Valley Chardonnay. Hand-picked grapes are basket pr