1. Sandalford Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2015, Margaret River


This is a classic example of why I have come to Australia looking for wine - an exceptional old vine Chardonnay made only using free-run juice with 100% barrel fermentation. The wine is bursting with peach and vanilla notes and has a slight nuttiness to it, very refreshing after a hot day in the sun. The Sandalford winery was founded in 1840 and is one of Western Australia's oldest, and after all this time they sure as hell know how to make fine wine.