(Hilltops, NSW) '5 star Winery Rating James Halliday's Wine Companion 'Peter Robertson pioneered viticulture in the Young region when he planted his first vines in 1969 as part of a diversification program for his 400-ha grazing property. When McWilliam's acquired Barwang in 1989, the vineyard amounted to 13 ha; today the plantings exceed 100 ha. Wine quality has been exemplary from the word go: always elegant, restrained and deliberately understated, repaying extended cellaring.' This wine comes from the new release 'Cafe Series' range, created with the intention of providing attractive food friendly wines for the restaurant trade. This Pinot Chardonnay is our pick of the pack, with rather traditional bready, winemaker influenced complexity and astute freshness. Smart wines for the price. This is the initial release, and hence has received even more attention than normal. The nose shows creamy yeasty overtones, backed by flinty cool climate Chardonnay, which reflects on the crisp acid backbone.