For those who prefer their Chardonnay with gutsy fruit and oak intensity, this is a grand reminder of the big buttery style of Chardonnay we grew up with, lots of flavour, toasty oak and rich fruit complexity with a creamy full bodied palate.
- SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
- South Australia
Winery Tasting Notes
The appearance is bright yellow with brilliant clarity.
This is reminiscent of classic Chardonnay, big peaches and cream fruit, lovely vanillin oak and cashew nuts with shortbread biscuits dripping in honey.
The palate is buttery and full-bodied with silky oak tannins. It has smooth velvety texture and round, “sweet” middle palate. On the entry it explodes with ripe stone fruits, melons and vanilla cream, then opens up to reveal hazelnuts and smoky charred oak. The finish is long and dry and lasts well after the last drop. It’s the way we remember Chardonnay.
Some might argue that a wine like this is a meal in itself. Enjoy it lightly chilled and savour some of the complexity derived from extended barrel maturation. Alternatively as the French would do, grab some crusty bread, Pate de Foie Gras, smoked ham and a selection of cheeses for the perfect picnic lunch.
This style of Chardonnay has proven to age for many years, growing in complexity and texture. Over the next 2 – 3 years it will offer the perfect balance of fresh fruit character with the complexity of barrel and bottle age.