Hill-Smith Estate 2015 Chardonnay
Eden Valley, Barossa, South Australia
ON $21.95 (361584)
Now in its fifth generation, the Hill-Smith family continues to be a pioneering force in Australian wine. They have earned respect around the world as custodians of some of Australia's finest vineyards and innovators in viticulture and winemaking. The Hill-Smith Estate label was launched in 1980 and today produces two cooler climate Chardonnays, one from the Adelaide Hills and this charming example from the Eden Valley in the high attitude Barossa Ranges. There's a lot to like here, from the attractive core of fleshy fruit and delicately creamy texture to the subtle oak notes that add interest to the aroma and flavour profile. It's made in a nicely balanced and refreshing style that makes it an any day, everyday style that's enjoyable as an aperitif or dinner companion. Recommended.