Citrus and stone fruit steal the show with the subtlest of oak spice adding complexity. Think Chablis-like flintiness but with a tantalising hint of New World exoticism. We are deep within crystalline-loveliness territory with Tom's Red Claw Chardonnay. Think crispness and purity. unalloyed, palate-enlivening, gastronomic joy. It is, indubitably, a winner. Now might be the time to get on the phone to your friendly local fishmonger and ask him very nicely what he has in the crustacean department (lobster, to go with melted butter, boiled potatoes and spinach, being a distinct preference)...
Red Claw are brilliant Mornington Peninsula producer Yabby Lake's 'drink now' range of delicious wines made entirely from their grapes and with their signature care and attention. Lured to join Yabby Lake by the incredible efforts and attention to deal that were put into establishing the vineyard in terms of site and soil analysis, it's here that winemaker Tom has truly become known as a don of Pinot Noir. And his Chardonnay ain't half bad either! Tom is a true winemaker's winemaker, an uber-geek known for his forensic attention to detail.