This Chardonnay has evolved over the years and today’s style has seen a refining of viticultural 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
Light, bright green-straw; there is a precision and clarity about the wine that puts it in a class of its own, as its line spears through from the first sip to the aftertaste without any break in the line whatsoever.
Rating 94 - Drink by 2018 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (DEC/2011)
Dalwhinnie’s 2010 Moonamble Chardonnay displays delicate white peach, under-ripe pineapple, grapefruit and citrus zest notes with hints of toast, cream and almonds. Medium-bodied, crisp and with great concentration on the palate, it finishes long and yeasty / creamy. Though approachable now, it’s built to age and should cellar to 2017+.
Rating 92+ Drink: 2012 - 2017 Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (JUN/2012)
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.