Stonier

Reserve Chardonnay

9.014 ratings
8.97 pro ratings
Mornington Peninsula, Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

Mid Lemon/pale gold in colour. Obvious Barrel ferment - somewhat “worked” oatmeal and nutty characters. Also aromas of peach and pear - a lot going on here. Medium plus palate intensity. A classy full bodied and generous Chardonnay. Excellent quality. As good as a well credentialled Premier Cru. Highlighting how good the Mornington Peninsula is for the Burgundian varieties. One of the 1001 Wines.

Mid Lemon/pale gold in colour. Obvious Barrel ferment - somewhat “worked” oatmeal and nutty characters. Also aromas of peach and pear - a lot going on here. Medium plus palate intensity. A classy full bodied and generous Chardonnay. Excellent quality. As good as a well credentialled Premier Cru. Highlighting how good the Mornington Peninsula is for the Burgundian varieties. One of the 1001 Wines.

Dec 1st, 2018
Bob McDonald

Oak Peach Grapefruit some butteriness. In a cooler wet year like 2011 the Whites show better than the Reds here. I have always loved Yarra Valley Whites and Reds but now really developing a taste for nearby Mornington Peninsula Wines particularly after our visit there last year.

Oak Peach Grapefruit some butteriness. In a cooler wet year like 2011 the Whites show better than the Reds here. I have always loved Yarra Valley Whites and Reds but now really developing a taste for nearby Mornington Peninsula Wines particularly after our visit there last year.

Apr 7th, 2018
Rebecca Hopkins

PR Folio Fine Wine Partners

8.8

2004 vintage surprisingly fresh (stelvin closure) bright lemon yellow lemon curd & lime leaf; nectarine white peach and great mid palate richness without being "fatty". Pairing of the night w Peruvian white corn nuts

2004 vintage surprisingly fresh (stelvin closure) bright lemon yellow lemon curd & lime leaf; nectarine white peach and great mid palate richness without being "fatty". Pairing of the night w Peruvian white corn nuts

May 26th, 2015
Ed Merrison

Love it. That notorious 2011 vintage did little to stem he flow of great Chardonnay from Victoria's best vineyards and handlers. This has just enough ripeness to the citrus and stone fruits, the oak is superbly judged in its structural and flavour contribution and the acids give it great line and length. A delicious, refined drink.

Love it. That notorious 2011 vintage did little to stem he flow of great Chardonnay from Victoria's best vineyards and handlers. This has just enough ripeness to the citrus and stone fruits, the oak is superbly judged in its structural and flavour contribution and the acids give it great line and length. A delicious, refined drink.

Dec 31st, 2014
Stuart Robinson

'08 Reserve Chard - quite light, creamy, residual integrated oak and spice.

'08 Reserve Chard - quite light, creamy, residual integrated oak and spice.

Jul 15th, 2014
Fred Swan

This Mornington Peninsula (Australia) Chardonnay is perfect with crab. A very juicy wine, yet rich and flavorful.

This Mornington Peninsula (Australia) Chardonnay is perfect with crab. A very juicy wine, yet rich and flavorful.

Dec 29th, 2013
Willem Boshoff

I think JH got this spot on. Nectarines, stonefruites finished with a buttery texture. Neat complexity that aged well.

I think JH got this spot on. Nectarines, stonefruites finished with a buttery texture. Neat complexity that aged well.

Jan 11th, 2017
Oh Li
8.5

Easy to drink. Light.
With Darren at Boulevard

Easy to drink. Light.
With Darren at Boulevard

Dec 27th, 2016
Matthew Phillips

Big, buttery Chardonnay.

Big, buttery Chardonnay.

Mar 10th, 2014
Joel Pennington #❤️🐢🍷

Owner/Winemaker Slow Turtle Vineyard

8.9

Joel had this 4 years ago

Joel had this 4 years ago

Aug 6th, 2015