Sam Connew is one of the hardest working people in Australian wine so it is wonderful to see her Stargazer brand taking flight.
The Chardonnay is a tight and racy number. Picked on the earlier side to retain freshness and drive, this single vineyard in Coal River produces fruit with impressive concentration.
A keen eye for structure, complexity and judiciously applied high-quality oak sees Sam's 2017 release poised for a long life in the cellar or a short time on the table in front of a plate of freshly caught shellfish.
This is a lovely, pristine, premium Tasmanian Chardonnay, beautifully judged by Sam.