Philip `Shaw No.11` Chardonnay 2016 (6 x 750mL), Orange, NSW.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049

RRP $35

$31.99 per Bottle
$191.94 per case

Overview

No.11 displays a light, bright straw colour with a green hue which is a sign of youth. The aroma is very youthful with citrus and white peach characters and some subtle oak. The crisp flavours from the full of vibrant varietal characters, give way to a wine with great mid-palate softness. The integrated oak adds texture to deliver a fineness that is long and clean. Drink to 2018.

Region:
NSW - Orange
State:
New South Wales
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

The No11 is pale straw color with a green edge.

Aroma

It is bright and alluring on the nose, with hints of citrus, cashew and subtle oak.

Palate

The palate is powerful yet elegant. It has fresh stone fruits with a distinct citrus line. Savoury layers of toasty oak and cashew nuts give the wine depth and complexity.

Vintage
2016
Region
NSW - Orange
Grape Style
Chardonnay
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

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The purchase of the Koomooloo property in 1989 marked the start of an adventure and a dream realised for Philip Shaw. Much study and planning had gone into finding this site, one that was ideal for making an elegant, bright, intense wines, with its high altitude, cool climate and aspects to the North, South and East. At nearly 900m altitude, Koomooloo is one of the higher planted vineyards in Australia. The vineyard’s soil is an interesting mix of topsoil wind blown from central Australia, reputed to be some of the oldest on the planet, and volcanic red sub soil set over deep limestone. Now 20 years on, Koomooloo has 47 hectares of vines planted, all vertically trained on a single cordon. The vines are hand-pruned, shoot thinned, bunch thinned prior to veriasion to achieve the desired low crops. Fruit is hand picked at relatively low sugar levels but exhibiting bright intense fruit characters with a clearly defined varietal character. Whole bunches travel down a sorting table with 4 people on either side removing green or damaged berries, only clean fruit remains. “A great wine is a marriage between the vineyard and the winemaker. Our wines have strong, bright elegant varietal fruit character aiming for subtle rather than ripe fruit character that ages extremely well.” Philip Shaw.

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