Australian Wine Companion – Serengale Vineyard Beechworth Chardonnay 2016

Reviewed by Ned Goodwin, published 01 August 2019

Score: 97/100 (Gold)

A stellar chardonnay that is tightly coiled and bred of meagre granitic soils and astute craftsmanship: hand harvested, indigenous yeast, superlative choice of French oak and judicious lees work, all combining to confer tension, crunch and an effusive energy. Stone fruit, orchard fruit pith, lime curd and sublime, sinuous length, whirling across a marrow of nougat and leesy detail. A great chardonnay! Among the very best of a region that produces expressions at this country’s apogee. Put this with the greats!