Cannibal Creek Chardonnay has taken gold twice in the annual Winewise Small Vigneron Awards, with the 2013 Chardonnay and the 2011 Chardonnay both receiving gold medals in the Best of Chardonnay category.
We’ve sung the praises of Australian chardonnay frequently of late, and this select group justifies our tune. The diversity of styles is as impressive as the overall quality. It’s simply a matter of taking your pick.
2013 Cannibal Creek Chardonnay A bright, well made Gippsland chardonnay in which astute oak handling reinforces the intense cool-area fruit which shows white peach and grapefruit characteristics. The palate certainly delivers in terms of texture and length. ($28.00)
2011 Cannibal Creek Chardonnay A second gold medal for this under-rated Gippsland producer. It’s very fresh, offering intense but restrained varietal flavour and a good line of acidity which harmonises perfectly with palate texture and oak. ($28.00)