Geoff Merrill's best Chardonnay, made from fruit coming from McLaren Vale (80%), and Coonawarra (20%).
It was bottled in May 2014 after 8 months in French oak barrels. Medium term cellaring will further enhance this wine and make it even more generous and unctuous than it is already.
- SA - Other South Australian
- South Australia
An 80/20% blend from McLaren Vale and Coonawarra; sensitive use of French oak (8 months maturation) has protected the elegance of the white peach, apple and melon fruit; good acidity also builds length. James Halliday, Rating 94, 27th July 2015
Winery Tasting Notes
Light to mid straw with strong green hues and excellent depth.
The aroma really leaps from the glass to display excellent French oak characters upfront which slowly move aside revealing the depth of fruit beneath. Spice, straw and melon notes come through with hints of mandarin and orange pith. French oak fermentation and maturation has added complex notes of cream, toast and cashew.
The wine instantly fills the palate with flavour. The mouthfeel is full and flavoursome, finishing clean and fruity with the overwhelming urge to try it again to recapture that initial generosity.