BASS PHILLIP - Chardonnay Estate 2018
Simple chardonnay with all the breeding of a cool climate wine: soft, nutty palate with citrus; rich mid-palate flavours, rolling into a fresh, slightly sour but lingering finish. Great food wine: drink now! The wine does not change greatly with time: it displays all the the features of “drink up now”!
Good drinking: 2020 plus
Long-term potential: 2024
Bright straw colour with a watery hue. Lifted aromas of ripe nectarine, bees wax and lemon butter mix with biscuity oak, citrusy nougat, light almond and spice notes. Rich peach and nectarine fruits are texturally well rounded with elements of bees wax, lemon butter, biscuity oak and spicy nougat sitting underneath. Finishes with good freshness and a refined Burgundian like aftertaste.
AGEING POTENTIAL: 5-6 years
Made in a simple and traditional manner, with low-cropped vineyards, no irrigation and minimal intervention in the winery, the wines of BASS PHILLIP display flavours which are characteristic of the region and their individual vineyards.
Deep mineral-rich soils, natural high humidity, and cooler temperatures in South Gippsland is also part of the magic that delivers the length, complexity, flavours, balanced acidity, and natural minerality to BASS PHILLIP wines.
Combined with Phillip Jones’s undivided attention to detail in the vineyards and winery, and an insatiable passion for quality wine experiences, BASS PHILLIP produces extraordinary wines one vintage after another.
Vendor (Misc) / Vineyard (Wines): BASS PHILLIP