2016 Hardys HRB Chardonnay
Bin D668. While percentages are not known, comes from five regions - Tumbarumba, Yarra Valley, Margaret River, Adelaide Hills and Pemberton, and it's a balanced, ripper-of-a-blend. Heady with ginger fluff cake, lemon curd, oak spices figs and stone fruit, the palate unfurls with nutty leesy flavours, creamed honey, the very good oak adds another layer. There's a lot going on, yet not heavy, the acidity and some smoking match-strike sulphides keep everything reined-in.
95 points - Jane Faulkner