Wine Code Breaker #310

2017 TarraWarra South Block Chardonnay, Yarra Valley, Victoria

“Horton Hears a Who!” plays out William Blake’s concept of a grain of sand that contains a universe.  Our hero, Horton, saves the universe of the Whos of Whosville much as viticulturalists protect and preserve their plots.  They hear and sense the vines as they live and thrive through the seasons and years.  They are keen for us to hear what this patch has to say.  The grape becomes the body.  The wine becomes the voice. 

The 2017 TarraWarra South Block Chardonnay is from a single vineyard site in Yarra Valley, Victoria. The colour is a very light yellow straw with a tinge of green. Its nose sings with the blossoms of citrus fruits. Peaches are there with hints of oatmeal.  The palate calls out with lemon, grapefruit and the oatmeal of the nose. It is zesty and the acidity trumpets out beyond the region.  A wonderfully structured wine, with a delightful texture, gives this wine a voice that can be heard far and wide.  


Rating94 pts
DrinkNow; 5-10 yrs

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