The wine has lemon zest aromas with underlying notes of cashew nuts. The palate has a creamy texture derived from 10 months on lees and a lovely length with persistence of flavour. With oak and tank maturation, the wine shows an elegant complexity with appealing freshness.
- VIC - Yarra Valley
A very well-priced everyday chardonnay from a top Yarra producer. Medium-yellow hue and an exuberantly big, ripe, peachy aroma. Sweet fruit and balanced oak. The palate is refined, light and alive, finishing cleanly. Drink now to five years.
Rating 91 - Huon Hooke, The Sydney Morning Herald (MAY/2012)
A big sister to this wine, TarraWarra’s flagship Reserve Chardonnay is rated as one of the outstanding Yarra Valley chardonnays and much of the Reserve’s pedigree rubs off on this. A citrus and orange peel taste, leads to a well-balanced, even creamy finish, leaving you wanting more. The easy drinking wine of the anticipated 2010 range will be popular when released this season.
Rating 8.5 points - Cam Best, The Geelong Advertiser, (22/MAR/2012)
Like it’s upmarket sibling, the Tarrawarra Estate still see’s the benefit of the 2010 vintage, this is still handpicked on the estate grown vineyards and provides a cheaper but no less complex and flavoursome Chardonnay for the price. Peach and melon, trademark spicy cashew and a hint of toffee and vanilla and a vein of citrus. The palate shows a core of lemon and peach that’s lifted along by roast cashew and spiced oak. There’s a lovely show of persistence and firm acids keep it all balanced.
PAtrick HAddock, The Wining Pom (15/MAR/2012)
Winery Tasting Notes
The wine has lemon zest aromas with underlying notes of cashew nuts.
The palate has a creamy texture derived from 10 months on lees and a lovely length with persistence of flavour. With oak and tank maturation, the wine shows an elegant complexity with appealing freshness.
A season with warm, moderate weather, 2010 provided perfect growing conditions resulting in even fruit ripening. There was very low disease pressure due to little rain over the summer months. The fruit showed good flavour and represented the best site expression of the estate, from the past decade.