2018 Patrick Sullivan Millstream Chardonnay
A couple of years ago, Patrick Sullivan started to move away from the party wines that has already made him famous in the natural wine scene. While those wines still exist and are still very good, his real focus has shifted. He bought a plot of land in the green hills of Baw Baw Shire in Gippsland and started working with Chardonnay.
Millstream is the leanest of his current Chardonnay releases. The volcanic soils and high elevation have produced a wine of real class and tension. It show that Sullivan’s move towards exploring terroir, rather than playing with blends and styles is already showing a very bright future lies ahead.