Our 25th vintage of Dalwhinnie Chardonnay and still in top form. The Chardonnay has evolved over the years and the development of today’s style has seen a refining of viticulture techniques like using organic fertilizers and picking the grapes at optimum freshness, meaning picking very early. Vinification remains virtually the same except the wine now sees less oak but still the best quality French oak.
- VIC - Other Victorian
Deep in colour and showing a rich, toasty and developed bouquet of fig, straw, grapefruit and fennel; the palate is dense, unctuous and hedonistic, with quite simply more of everything working in complete harmony; a little old fashioned, but done very well indeed. Rating 94 - Drink by 2014 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (JAN/2011)
Winery Tasting Notes
Light straw, bright and clear.
The bouquet has a delightful array of floral notes, almond meal and citrus. You can also pick up vanilla pod and fine woody notes. At this stage it is beautifully subtle and tight.
The initial impression is tight and citrusy. The focus is on pure, long, fine Chardonnay flavours. The wine is almost sherbet-like with its lime and honey profile as well as being beautifully balanced and linear on the palate.
The wine is marketed as a wine for the table or a ‘food wine’ with the obvious choice being smoked trout or a chestnut ravioli with a lemon-butter sauce.
Drink over the next 6 years.