Victoria, Australia

Soumah

Equilibrio Single Vineyard Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2019

Thank you Soumah for this media sample.

This is not any old Yarra Valley (VIC) Chardonnay. There were only 300 dozen bottles of this Equilibrio 2019 Chardonnay made and oh my, it’s a true pleasure to drink.

Drinking this Chardonnay feels like falling in love. It’s dreamy, romantic and you can’t get enough of it.

It’s a pastel yellow shade in the glass with a wonderfully enticing nose of juicy stone fruits, pineapple, grapefruit and creamy vanilla bean butter. On the palate it’s perfectly balanced with the most deliciously silky texture. Great length of flavour and an absolute joy to drink.

All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!
— 4 days ago

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