Nocturne Chardonnay 2020

Nocturne Chardonnay 2020 from Treeton, Margaret River, WA 

There’s so much buzz around this winery and their wines I just had to jump in!!

First of all, as soon as I unscrewed the cap and stuck my nose in the bottle (can’t help it!) I smiled – always a good sign! I want instantly likable whenever possible.

On the nose (from the glass this time) it’s a real gorgeous fatty cashew and lemon zest mix. Pretty, poised and inviting. On the palate WOW – it’s a stunning wine. Heaps of richness (more than expected tbh, could’ve been a lean one by the nose) heaps of generosity, lemon butter laced throughout, perfect weight and texture.

I feel like a lucky man to be drinking this today. A triumph, amazing value, can see what all the fuss is about (and let me tell you that’s rarely the case). Cheers to chardonnay all day – wine like this explains to us all why the Chard haters have just tasted cheap Chardonnay because my god Chardonnay gets great! – Day 3 (no day 2, didn’t get a chance). Way more buttery on the nose – ok wow this is freaking good! I think it’s a touch young because after a couple days of air it’s shining! Kind of reminds me of the Kumeu river chard – great but soo early for it. Smooth, generous texture, rich oak with spiking acid throughout. Winner.

@balancewineco Wine Club standard? YES

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