Vibrant ripe fruit and obvious oak are the stand out characters of this rich, full bodied, dry Chardonnay. Vanilla spice and a creamy smooth texture make this wine a classic old school favourite packed with flavour and intensity. Extended oak maturation adds an extra dimension for lovers of the rich woody style.
I’ve released this wine now after 16 months maturation because I think it will be delightful drinking over the spring and summer months with a combination of youth and complexity however it will cellar for up to 6 years under the right conditions.
- SA - McLaren Vale
- South Australia
Winery Tasting Notes
Bright yellow colour and brilliant clarity make this wine sparkle on the table.
This Chardonnay has an intense bouquet of ripe honey dew melon with buttery cream and obvious toasty oak finishing with a nutty complexity and rich toffee caramel character.
The palate is full-bodied with gripping tannins and obvious oak intensity. The fruit is ripe and round with malo-lactic fermentation adding distinct hazelnut richness. The relatively high alcohol gives a warm, sweet sensation to the mouthfeel that adds to the creamy texture and lingers on the back palate. Vanilla spice and toasty oak combine with earthy characters to round out the finish.
This Chardonnay should be enjoyed lightly chilled. It has the body weight and texture to handle richly flavoured meats and sauces. It’s ideal with BBQ chicken, veal and pork cutlets. Or try it with spicy chicken rissoles or whole baked Barramundi marinated in lemon juice and olive oil … delicious! Serve cool but not too cold to get the full aroma and flavour.