Wine review: Foxeys Hangout Chardonnay is a modern Australian classic

Foxeys Chardonnay.
Foxeys Chardonnay. 

Foxeys Hangout Chardonnay 2013 $35

These days the default white wine at weddings, dinner parties and just about everything else seems to be sauvignon blanc - the poor old chardonnay crowd rarely get a drop of their favourite. Yet modern Australian chardonnay is outstanding, and regions like Victoria's picturesque Mornington Peninsula have made it a modern Oz classic. Foxeys Hangout 2013 sums it up. Fresh varietal fruit in the citrus and white peach spectrum meets balanced mealy complexity and subtle oak input in a smooth, lingering and complete wine.