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Chardonnay 2017

Luscious flavours of white peach, citrus and tropical fruit overlaying toasted cashew and creamy nuances from fine French oak.

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Previous Vintages 2016
Region Clare Valley
Colour At release, the wine is a pale straw with a slight green hue to the edge.
Nose Delightful aromas of white peach, nectarines, tropical fruit and citrus zest with a hint of cashew.
Palate Fresh flavours of stone fruit combine with cashews and an underlying toastiness from the barrel fermentation to deliver a mouth-filling and enjoyable wine. The wine has a clean, elegant palate, a zesty acid backbone and long, persistent finish.
Cellaring Notes Crafted for immediate enjoyment but will cellar for a short term under ideal conditions.
Alc%: 13.5
Acid: 5.33
Residual Sugar: 3.2
Wine Type: White
Wine Body: Medium
Blend or Single Variety: Single Variety
Pack Size: Single: 750ml bottle Case: 6 x 750ml bottle
  • 2018
  • MUNDUS VINI International Wine Awards
  • Trophy
  • 2018
  • China Wine & Spirit Awards
  • Gold
  • 2018
  • MUNDUS VINI International Wine Awards
  • Gold
  • 2018
  • Critics Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • Gold
  • 2018
  • The Asian Chardonnay Masters
  • Gold
  • 2018
  • China Wine & Spirit Awards
  • Gold
  • 2018
  • Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • Gold
  • 2018
  • San Francisco International Wine Competition
  • Gold
  • 2018
  • Japan Wine Challenge
  • Silver
  • 2018
  • World Value Wine Challenge BTI
  • Silver
  • 2018
  • International Wine and Spirit Competition
  • Bronze
  • 2018
  • Royal Adelaide Wine Show
  • Bronze
  • 2018
  • Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition
  • Bronze
  • Isaac James Baker, Reading, Writing & Wine

    Nov 2018
    88 Points
    Vibrant medium yellow color. Aromas of lemon curd, yellow apples and key lime pie, with sea spray, limestone and toasted nut notes. Plush but crisp acidity, deep and honeyed texture, with plenty of yellow apples, limes. Notes of salty minerals, ginger, cream and toasted bread, this is rich and flavorful but precise, with impressive depth and minerality.
  • Robert Whitely, Creators Syndicate

    Feb 2019
    88 Points
    Aromas of lemon crème and spice, baked apple and pear and a smooth, creamy finish make this medium-bodied, pleasing Chardonnay a serious candidate for an everyday house white wine.
  • Christina Pickard, Wine Enthusiast

    Aug 2019
    87 Points
    This starts off a little reductive and oniony. With some swirling in the glass it starts to open up and eventually subtle stone fruit, citrus and salty aromas are revealed. The palate is slippery textured with an appealing burst of stone fruit rimmed by that slight salty character and a short finish. A solid if not overly exciting Chard.
  • Toni Paterson MW, The Real Review

    Dec 2018
    86 Points
    A rounded chardonnay, slightly buttery, with ripe nectarine lemon and honey tones. The palate has pleasing stone fruit flavours and lemony acidity to balance. A highly drinkable wine with palate softness.
  • MaryAnn Worobiec, Wine Spectator

    May 2019
    82 Points
    Bold peach and pineapple notes are ripe and a touch racy, on a blowsy frame. Drink now.
  • , Winestate

    Apr 2018
    3 Stars
  • Ronn Weigand MW, MS, Restaurant Wine

    Jan 2019
    Screw cap. Exceptional Chardonnay, in a crisp, complex style. It is intensely fruity (pear, pineapple, candied lemon, lime), full bodied, lightly oaked (toast, vanilla, cedar), very well balanced, and long and persistent on the finish. Mostly fermented and aged 4 months in French oak barrels, partly new; the remainder in stainless steel tanks. 13.5% [2019- 2020]