88pointsStella Bella 2017 Chardonnay (Margaret River)

At the moment this wine is reductive, and far less exciting than this normally first-rate producer's upper tier wine, Luminosa. Those oniony, Band-Aid notes do blow off with time in the glass, and underneath are notes of waxy lemon, salted nut and toast oak. The palate is also somewhat closed in on itself, but the crunchy acidity, citrus fruit and chalky texture all show promise. Give this another six months to a year in bottle for things to knit together. Christina Pickard

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    Little Peacock Imports
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