Excellent Chardonnay that needs time in bottle to settle a little. Grapefruit and peach are forward on this wine with a reasonable level of new oak showing in the way of nuts and vanilla bean that needs some time to integrate into the wine. There is complexity here too - sulphide and flint. The palate is well structured and textured. Long. Give it some time in the cellar for best enjoyment. You will reap the rewards. - Chris L
The first case of wine that I ever bought was from Tasmania; a dozen bottles of Tamar Ridge Riesling. And my first vintage was in Oregon, where I, like so many other winemakers, became captivated by Pinot Noir. So it seems only fitting that after an intervening period of over fifteen years I end up in Tasmania making Pinot Noir, Riesling and Chardonnay. In the interim period, after vintages throughout Australia and in Italy, Spain and in Oregon, I spent ten years as the Senior Winemaker at McLaren Vale's Wirra Wirra Vineyards, followed by a couple of years at Tower Estate in the Hunter Valley. My current position is working for the Australian Wine Research Institute. None of this was really on the radar after finishing a law and arts degree in Christchurch, New Zealand which I subsidised with part time work at a wonderful wine bar in the Arts Centre. It was here that I discovered wine and food, an epiphany fuelled by overseas travel and then confirmed with further study in winemaking and viticulture at Lincoln University. I'm passionate about the Australian wine industry as well as wine, and am actively involved as a wine show judge, and have recently been appointed Deputy Chair of the Sydney Royal Wine Show. I also sit on the board of the Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology.
|Product Type||Wine White Chardonnay|