2016 Mystery 94 Point Elegant Adelaide Hills Chardonnay
There are so many great Hills Chardies from the likes of Shaw & Smith, Tapanappa and Petaluma, but landing a great wine for even sub $30 is a challenge. But here is something you'll really like - a 94 point single vineyard Adelaide Hills Chardonnay, in a modern, Chablis - inspired style, but for a bargain price! Sadly we can't tell you the producer, but James Halliday did give a direct reference to Chablis in his review (and Google can help connect the dots). Sold out at the winery, this handpicked, wild-fermented and carefully made white is good drinking even at the full RRP!
How’s it taste?
Vanilla bean and white nectarine with a hint of gumball, spice and then a crisp backbone. A clever modern Chardonnay
Who made it?
Our Mystery Wineries are found right around the country, some of which you will know very well. Many of our Mystery Wines are already well known to wine buyers and sell for much higher prices under their own label. But winemakers need to eat, and when it comes time to find space for a new vintage, they naturally want to sell whatever they can quickly. Which is where we come in. What we do is agree to take a few cases of said wine in exchange for a better price (so we can sell it cheaper). The condition being that the wine can't be sold cheaper under it's original label, so they either come up with a new label just for us, or we agree not to advertise the original brand (hence the "Mystery"). The end result is the same wine, but at fantastic bargain prices! The ethos with these wines is simple: - The original wine must always be a bottled and labeled product (we'll never sell cleanskins). - Our Mystery Wines are all covered by our full money back guarantee, purely because we know the vino in the bottle is good quality. - We'll never sell below par, 'out of condition' wines. Ever. - The intention is for bargains. Same wine, hidden label, cheaper result.
Not quite what you’re looking for?
Senior Wine Buyer
Ever experienced this feeling in a wine shop where you have no idea what wine to choose? Well it happens to all of us and to help you I have put together a selection of my recent favorites which are fantastic crowd pleasers for various occasions. Enjoy!