“Origin: Coal River
Style: Full-bodied white wine aged in new French oak
What a fantastic drop this is, easily one of the top 3 white wines we’ve tried this year. It?s a Chardonnay that has everything you?re looking for in this grape – elegance, richness, acidity and excitement. The 2018 is catching up to the quality of the ’17, but it needs more time in the bottle. Give it a few more months and it will be ready to rock & roll. Top value.
Tasmania is one of the key emerging regions of the Australian wine landscape. Stargazer is a relatively recent addition to this landscape which is owned and run by Samantha Connew. The winery pays tribute to Abel Tasman, who as the first European explorer and navigator to sight Tasmania, must have spent a fair amount of time gazing towards the heavens. Samantha?s first vintage was in Oregon, where she became captivated by Pinot Noir. So it seems only fitting that after an intervening period of over fifteen years, much spent as Chief winemaker at Wirra Wirra from McLaren Vale, that Samantha has ended up in Tasmania making Pinot Noir, Riesling and Chardonnay.”