Fraser Gallop Margaret River Wilyabrup Parterre Chardonnay

Fraser Gallop is now harvesting chardonnay at a slightly lower baumé than previously, which suits the generosity of the Gin Gin clone extremely well, producing a classy chardonnay of tense acidity and well-defined structure. This serves the double benefit of pulling its fruit profile back to delightfully fragrant lemon blossom and precise white peach fruit, even a suggestion of lime zest. It retains a confident undercurrent of grapefruit power, well supported by classy French oak, ensuring a long future. $25 at Wine Box Warehouse and Nicks.