Blue Mountain 2020 Block 17 Chardonnay 750ml
The grapes were fermented with yeasts native to the estate. Fermentation was in new to three-year-old French oak barrels; the wine was also aged in those barrels for 18 months. The wine begins with aromas of citrus which continues to the palate to mingle with notes of spice. Fresh acidity produces a lively and crisp finish.
Score: 997 points -- John Schreiner, johnschreineronwine.blogspot.com, 2023