One of Australia's top Chardonnays! Complex aromas of cashew, grapefruit and lemon blossom. The restraint and elegance of the Marchand & Burch Chardonnay will allow the wine to age gracefully over the next 6 - 8 years.
- WA - Other Western Australian
- Western Australia
"Porongurup. Peach and straw trickle through the mineral bliss. Acidity and texture are perfectly poised in a linear tube, the grapefruit and citrus tart emerging finely from the barrel. Wholly bunched, wild fermented in small French oak barrels. Will roll on for some time." Rating 97 - David Prestipino - Sunday Times Magazine
"Such a good wine, the sort of wine one wants to push to the side and when others have gone drink the lot, enjoying every sip with outlandish pleasure. But guilt creeps in as it’s also a wine to share, to take to the world and scream: “Look, you people, this is fine Chardonnay by any standard so stop all the rubbish about over-oaked, butter-rich, wood-infused Australian Chardonnay.” Need I say more? 97 points and worth it."97 Points - Tony Keys - The Key Review of Wine
“Bright straw-green; it has exceptional drive and intensity to the long, lingering palate, fruit flavours in the nectarine, white peach and grapefruit spectrum; oak has played its part in creating a wine with great texture and structural complexity, its destiny far in the future.” Rating 96 - James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion 2013 Edition
"From high-altitude vineyards in the Porongurups, it's all wild fermented in small oak after handpicking and whole-bunch pressing. Deep and complex, with typical wild yeast texture. Beautiful nutty flavours, with a splash of lemon. Excellent structure and a long finish, with substantial palate intensity. Impressive." Rating 95 - Ray Jordan - West Weekend magazine
"A collaboration between French-based winemaker Pascal Marchand and vigneron Jeff Burch from WA's Howard Park, whose passion is the Burgundian grapes, pinot noir and chardonnay. Its quality is clear the moment it hits the glass: aromas of white peach, ginger, spice, hazelnuts, citrus and blossom are complex, a little funky and intriguing. It's a wine of elegance and finesse, but there's an underlying power to the grapefruit, flint and raw almond flavours that's only seen in the best of wines. Food Match: Poulet de Bresse, or any roast chicken."Ben Thomas - The Weekly Review
The Marchand & Burch label is a collaboration between Howard Park’s owners…and Burgundy’s Pascal Marchand. Sure enough, this Chardonnay is quite different from the Howard Park lair. Less pacy, more rolling, it’s not in such a hurry to make an impact, which lends it a fluid, seamless quality where fruit (fleshy and fresh white peach) and oak are beautifully integrated. Very well balanced, this is a long-limbed, slow burn Chardonnay which washes over you. Very good.”Sarah Ahmed - www.thewinedetective.co.uk
Winery Tasting Notes
A bright straw in colour with retained green hues.
The bouquet is a complex of citrus fruit, struck flint, beeswax, brioche and flora notes.
Restrained by zesty citrus fruits through the middle palate, the wine has delicate underlying layers of nutmeal and hazelnut creme wafer which provide a rich texture that is balanced by a finishing mineral acidity.lee richness. A soft mineral acidity finishes the wine.
The restraint and elegance of the Marchand & Burch Chardonnay will allow the wine to age gracefully over the next 6 - 8 years.
Medals & Trophies
Silver Medal - International Wine & Spirits Competition
Silver Medal - Royal Adelaide Wine Show