The Hidden Sea Chardonnay 2016

Yummy stone fruits here with plenty of texture, cut into pleasing patterns by a line of citrus acidity. Lees stirring has added creaminess and there’s a fig note or two floating around as well. Little surprise Oliver Crawford is in charge here. Oliver is former chief winemaker of all Penfolds white wines, was chief wine maker at Devil’s Lair and GM at Vasse Felix. This is cracking Chardy at a silly price.

Wine Specs

Wine Specs

RegionLimestone Coast, SA
WineryLimestone Coast Wines
WinemakerOliver Crawford, Leisha Munro and Stephen Tierney
Alcohol %14
Size750 mL
Bling94pts Kim Brebach

Allow us to prattle on a little more about this...

The superb Stonehaven winery, which was mothballed briefly was resurrected by ex Hawthorn player Richie Vandenberg, whose family has a history of growing grapes in the Limestone Coast. Working with fruit from the Coonawarra, Padthaway, Wrattonbully, Robe, Mt Benson and Mt Gambier, Limestone Coast Wines has access the exceptional fruit and releases a good number of exceptionally good value for money wines under a number of their own labels, including The Hidden Sea and Enchiful.

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