2016 Liz's Chardonnay
Appearance, Bright straw green.
Bouquet, Complex bouquet, with notes of pear, custard apple, white peach and barrel ferment characters.
Palate, Fresh and bright, with a generous mid palate weight, and a creamy texture, ripe white peach, apple and pear balance by citrussy acidity and spicy oak finish.
Conclusion, Enjoy now with food or cellar for 4 to 8 years. 13.4% alc
2017 Geelong Wine Show
- Gold Medal
- Seguin Moreau Trophy, Best Oak Matured Chardonnay
RATINGS & REVIEWS
- 95 points, 2019 Halliday Wine Companion - Wild yeast-fermented in new and used French barriques, matured for 12 months. Green-gold, it stops well short of going OTT with its compendium of stone fruit flavours of all kinds, balanced and lengthened by firm acidity.
- 94 Points, Wine Business Monthly, Mike Bennie (June 2018) - Pitch-perfect medium weight chardonnay with a breezy freshness on its side. Scents of green apple, stone fruit and pears, whiff of vanilla cream oak. A strong start. The palate has a brightness and vitality. Feels compact but flavoursome and exits on the sweet fruit flavour. Nailed the brief.
- 95 points, The Real Review, Toni Paterson - An intensely bright and vibrant chardonnay with energy and fruit restraint. Subtle nutty, biscuity complexity. The palate is long, refined and highly satisfying. It has room to grow so buy a few bottles to drink now, and some others for the cellar.
- 94 points, The Wine Front, Campbell Mattinson - Straw-yellow colour and it’s all good from there. Few varieties make quality look as effortless as chardonnay does when it’s on song. Exhibit A. Peach and pear, infusion of oatmeal barley sugar, sweet cedar-spiced oak and a slippery-soft aspect to the texture. It races along in general but it feels and tastes good/generous as it goes. Pitch perfect. Drink by 2017-2021