Joshua Cooper 2018 Chardonnays

Simply put, Joshua Coopers 2018 Chardonnay’s are superb. They’re taut, mineral, densely packed and voluminous to the point that I found myself almost chewing on them. After a little time in the glass the fruit starts to rise revealing some great complexity in each.

All three wines centre around Joshua’s home base in the Macedon Ranges, three immaculately farmed and distinctly different vineyards.

I’ve included some more details of them below but for mine, the Old Port Righ is the pick this year. It transitions in the glass to some glossy stonefruit and broader earth notes with relative ease. Perhaps a function of the small swath of Cambrian soils that define this Macedon Ranges vineyard. It, like all of these wines, will reward after a good time in the bottle too, so I’d certainly encourage a six pack order if there’s space in the cellar. Having said that, these wines are made in small volumes so grabbing them will be a case of first in best dressed.