Stargazer Chardonnay, Tasmania, 2016

March 30, 2019


Stargazer Chardonnay, Tasmania, 2016 - £ 40.00


Tasting date - 22/03/2019



Appearance - Pale lemon


Nose intensity - Medium plus ( opened up to Pronounced after a few hours)


Primary aroma - Lemon, grapefruit, lime, yuzu, granny smith apple, underripe pear flinty 


Secondary aroma - Smoke, toast


Tertiary aroma - None



Sweetness - Dry


Acidity - High 


Tannin and nature -  


Alcohol - Medium 


Body - Medium plus



Intensity - Pronounced


Primary flavours - Lemon, lime, yuzu, pink grapefruit, hints of peach, nectarine and apricot


Secondary flavours - Smoke, toast


Tertiary flavours -



Finish - Long and incredibly complex


Quality - Outstanding



Tasting Logic


The most intense Chardonnay I have ever tried. The mouthfeel is unbelievable with a slight waxiness underplayed with the most intense lime and Yuzu flavours I have only ever experienced in premium Mosel Riesling. The issue with the wine is that it makes all the other Outstanding wines look Very Good and so it is terrible for benchmarking quality. 


The wine is relatively simple in the glass today but I would estimate that it has an aging potential of 20 years. I am convinced by this wines potential to age that I think it is only fair to say that this is a new Chardonnay Icon.

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