Lemon, honey, pineapple and guava. Soft palate and sleek. The fruit is very primary, yet subtle with the oak beautifully integrated. Finishes firm. Beautiful wine and excellent value. WWC, February 2019.
This is a superb example of new wave Adelaide Hills Chardonnay and excellent value for money. Murdoch Hill’s entry level Chardonnay, the fruit is sourced from premium vineyards from the Lobethal district, Oakbank and the Piccadilly Valley. Each small parcel is chosen to provide a different, complementary silhouette, with the idea to bottle something greater than the sum of its parts. Hand-picked fruit, whole bunch and whole berry pressed straight to barrel with a mix of barriques and puncheons with 15% new. The juice was fermented naturally with a little malolactic fermentation to add complexity and soften the wine’s refreshing, crunchy acidity. Flint and grapefruit, with aromas of nectarine and peach. Bright and energetic palate, yet also textured. It’s intense, long and as fresh as a daisy.