Region: Margaret River, Australia
Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
Tasting Notes: Medium straw hue, with green tints; bright condition. Aromas of white flesh nectarines, rock melon, honey, golden syrup, ginger bread and peach blossom, with caramel and roast nuts in the background and possibly freshly baked apple pie. Finishing with a light touch of toasty oak. On the palate, it is medium to full bodied with a generous feel. There are nectarine, peach, lime and caramel or creme brulee flavours, as well as porridge and malt, sitting over a fresh acidity, which gives the wine real zip. There is some oak and tannin on the finish and some spicy oak and roast cashew notes.
Like all good Margaret River Chardonnays, the wine has the necessary features to allow it to age for at least 15 years. The trick will be having the patience and strength of will to resist its early attractiveness because it’s an enjoyable young wine and can be consumed straight away.