Chardonnay's birth place is in Clos de Vougoet where a group of monks found that some vines that were the love child of Pinot Noir and Gouais Blanc grew well so they planted a separate vineyard. Gouis blanc is a rather rare variety found in Croatia and at Best's of Great Western. Go figure that you can find some of the oldest Gouais vines in the world in your back yard. Chardonnay is regarded as one of the all time great varieties of the world that adapts well to a variety of different climates. This wine comes from the cool Henty region and as a result is very restrained.
Seppelts Drumborg Chardonnay 2008
You have to listen hard to the wine to hear what it has to say but when you do my god it talks your ear off. If this wine was a car it would be a mini with the engine of an F1 car. The length goes on and on and on but it is the textural experience mixed with beautiful crystalline flavours that gets me going. You need to be patient with this one as it will reward cellaring. That said the fruit and oak are perfectly integrated with the fruit taking centre stage so if pushed you could open it now.
Drink: 2014 - 2018