Bass Phillip: Leongatha’s most famous export. Here at the helm of Chardonnay. The alcohol is low but there’s ample power on show here. It’s impressive. It tastes of stonefruits, grapefruit, grilled nuts and zesty citrus, a run of spicy/creamy/nutty oak the perfect complement. Plenty of sizzle, plenty of length. Wholeheartedly recommend. Drink to 2023. 94 points, WineFront.
I think I like BP Chardonnay that little bit more than [Campbell Mattinson]. This has real sizzle (as you say) and energy, but that softening coverlet of cashew and cream. Chalky length too. Lime in the aftertaste. 93 seems a bit stiff to me. Just saying. WineFront
I’ve just run through Shaw+Smith (M3 and Balhannah and Tolpuddle) Chards, have a slew of Jura Chardonnays open yesterday, whipped through Cullen KJ over two days, and I keep coming back to this wine amongst the top of that tree. It’s gold all the way. I’d be reaching to 95-96 territory. Fine, squeaky textured, touch of cream, phenolic structure and talc-like edges, saline minerality and crisp, citrussy fruit flavours with a sprinkle of savoury nuttiness and barely there spice. Composed, unique, delicious. Unreal wine, for me. 95-96 points, WineFront.