Peter Lehmann Wines H&V Hill and Valley Eden Valley Chardonnay

This is the wine that stopped the Victorian judges (and the rest of us) in their tracks at the Barossa Wine Show this year. Ian Hongell has been learning clever tricks from Kym Schroeter (Penfolds) and other chardonnay luminaries, crafting a wine that utilises funky barrels and solidsy ferment to create delightful struck flint and gunpowder notes. The taut, tense personality of 2011 is on display in refined lemon notes, consummately honed texture and vibrant acid line. This is a wine that pushes the boundaries of Eden Valley chardonnay to new and exciting heights. $20 at Chambers Cellars.