Bass Phillip Premium Chardonnay 2016

95 Points - Wine Companion 2020

"Pure and long." - Wine Front


Australia, VIC, Gippsland
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"A pure Chardonnay. More tightly structured then its Estate sibling and with great drive. The flavour spectrum brings grapefruit and white peach into play but doesnt obliterate the richness or creamy fruitiness." 


95 Points!


JH, Wine Companion 2020

"Gippsland chardonnay. Richly flavoured despite its low-ish alcohol. Pure and long. It takes time to unfurl in the glass but once it’s had time to breathe it really gets its skates on. Melon, white peach, toast and saline characters merge into toasty/honeysuckle-like territory. Much going on. Highly textural despite its racy disposition. More than a little swagger too."

Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front, September 2018


"The region is blessed with approx.1,000 millimetres of rainfall per annum and a deep, silty loam soil filled with volcanic minerals. High temperatures (mid 30 Celsius degrees) in the summer months are balanced by humidity and late afternoon, cool air from Bass Straight. All these factors contribute to the intense flavours, aromatics and exceptional length in the finish, which are trademarks of Bass Phillip’s vibrant, yet graceful wines. 


Winemaking at Bass Phillip is uncompromising and driven by the respect for nature. The vineyards are organic since 1993 and biodynamic since 2002. All wine production process at Bass Phillip is guided by the cosmic rhythms that impart energy and vibrancy into the wines. 


From our original 1979 plantings with only two to three barrels made per year. Always intense in citrus fruits and powerful flavour. Pronounced minerality. Long palate and long-keeping. A subtle but powerful wine with 100% new oak."


- Bass Phillip