Dalwhinnie Chardonnay 2008 (6 x 750mL), Pyrenees, VIC.

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

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Overview

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.

Region:
VIC - Other Victorian
State:
Victoria
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

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

Colour

Light straw, bright and clear.

Aroma

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.

Palate

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.

Food Matching

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.

Cellaring Potential

Drink over the next 6 years.

Vintage
2008
Region
VIC - Other Victorian
Grape Style
Chardonnay
Closure Type
Cork closure
Alcohol
13%

Winery Profile

Red 5 Star Winery - James Halliday Wine Companion

Dalwhinnie, so named because of its Scottish family connection, is a unique vineyard producing award-winning wines of great structure and varietal character. Dalwhinnie is located near the historic goldminning township of Moonambel in the northern spur of the Pyrenees wine region, 200 kilometers from Melbourne. Ewan Jones, prominent Ballarat architect, established the 128 hectare property in 1972, the first vintage was made in 1976 and the first commercial release wasn't until 1980. Dalwhinnie has 18 hectares under vine and crops approximately 7 tonnes per hectare.

The vineyard is situated in a natural amphitheater and is the highest vineyard in the Pyrenees region ranging between 360 and 595 meters above sea level. This height combined with the vineyard location gives the vines a frost free and disease free environment. The site was also chosen for its well drained soils. The fragile shale, quartz and clay soils of the bygone mining era now lend themselves to the production of super premium dry table wines.

Traditional methods of viticulture are practiced, the grapes are handpicked from the gnarled old vines at Dalwhinnie and are transmitted into wines of rich bouquet, full flavor and distinction with a worldwide reputation. The excellence and consistency achieved by successive vintages of each Dalwhinnie wine is widely recognized in Australia and becoming increasingly acknowledged by connoisseurs throughout the world. The striking varietal intensity and proven capability to age gracefully for many years has placed Dalwhinnie at the forefront of Australia's finest producers of single vineyard varietal wines.

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