Thompson Estate Chardonnay 2016

Bright light straw. The nose and palate are one and the
same, a weave of apple/pear/melon/citrus/vanilla. Elegant, fresh, subtle, and tensioned. Expertly balanced. Medium-plus-ish bodied. I am a big fanof Bob Cartwright, who was headwinemaker at Leeuwin Estate from 1978 until he retired in September 2005, an impressive portfolio of 28 consecutive vintages. Cartwright is consultant to Thompson Estate, owned by heart specialist and consultant cardiologist Professor Peter Thompson and his wife Jane, a retired lawyer.

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