95 Points - Jeni Port
Bannockburn Vineyards was established by the late Stuart Hooper in 1974; his vision was to create a vineyard which would produce Australian wine of a quality to emulate the great wines of France, in particular top-line Burgundies.
Bannockburn is consistently rated amongst Australia's finest Chardonnay's and the 2021 Bannockburn Chardonnay is another faultless, complex Chardonnay. A core of fresh citrus acids, stone fruits, minerality and mouth filling texture are always components of this wine. Subtle winemaking inputs and the generous flavour of the site offer a classic expression of Bannockburn Chardonnay that will please the many fans of this wine.
"95 Points. Whole-bunch pressed, fermented wild in French hogsheads and puncheons (20% new), 10 months on lees, partial mlf. True to the Bannockburn style which offers both power and finesse. The former is set in structure and solid in body. The latter is all about a world of marvellous fruit and oak flavours: mandarin skin, nectarine, white peach, buttered toast, almond bread, quince paste. It's dense, lifted by a citrusy acidity that is just so cleansing, so right. $69. 13.4% alc. Drink by 2031. Screw cap"- Jeni Port, winecompanion.com.au.
"94 Points. Bannockburn chardonnay is never short of flavour and so to this release, though the fresh zing of the finish brings a more modern twist, arguably. Pear, grapefruit, peach, cracked wheat and cedar flavours come strong and convincing, aided by citrus and fennel notes, the latter especially notable on the finish. The flavour of tinned pear here is as strong as it is delicious, it must be noted. This is an excellent release; it’s good for drinking now but it has many years up its sleeve. Tasted: Apr22 13.4% alc. $69 Screwcap Drink: 2023 - 2030+"- Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front.
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