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2013 Howard Park Miamup Chardonnay named in Matthew Jukes 100 Best Australian Wines List


The 2013 Howard Park Miamup Chardonnay has been included in the newly-released Matthew Jukes 100 Best Australian Wines list for 2015-2016.

Jukes has over 25 years of experience and is regarded as one of the world's leading wine experts. His annual 100 Best Australian Wines list is the result of many tastings held throughout the UK and Australia over the last twelve months. The list represents Jukes' one hundred most highly rated Australian wines available on the shelves in the UK for the coming year. It covers all varieties, styles and regions across Australia, aiming to present a balanced and modern list of Australian wines spanning all price points.

“Howard Park’s Miamup Chardonnay turfed out its bigger brother in the race to be listed in my 100 Best this year. The famous HP Chardonnay is a rich, textured, weighty wine with lumps and bumps in all of the right places but I was distracted by the sleek, slinky Miamup cuvée with its beach body curves and innate sense of athleticism. It’s half the price, too, but I wasn’t looking at the tag, I was obsessing about the swing of its lithe hips and gentle bounce in its gait. I am thrilled to see several of  the recognised Aussie Chardonnay experts working hard to pack the sub-twenty pound mark with awe-inspiring wines. This is the target – wide open and begging to be hit. ‘Village-level’ white Burgundy and other world styles of this grape simply can’t get down to this fighting price any more. Australian wine can, and it can also do it from first class vineyards and with expert winemaking. This is Australia’s secret weapon and it must be deployed mercilessly and accurately. We only drink full-bore, swaggering Chardonnay on high days and holidays. Fit, perky, desirable Chardonnay can move into all of our lives right now and stay until the end of time – it is, after all, the life-blood of our white wine dies.

Buy Howard Park Miamup Chardonnay

Review via www.matthewjukes.com

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