Pale colour with flecks of green. A revelry of fresh grapefruit and citrus zest is framed by aromas of cashew nut, toasted oak and baking spice.
The nose is ethereal and lemon waxy. Framed by notes of white blossom and hints of chipped shell and complex minerality.
The palate is tightly wound and still quite shy. Allowed time, it opens into a powerful journey full of ripe citrus and nervous acidity. Powerful yet understated – a wine with a long future.
Matured in large-format French oak for ten months (35% new). Selected best barrels from fruit sourced in the Tamar Valley, Coal River Valley and the Tasman Peninsula.
- Alcohol: 13.3%
- pH: 3.25
- TA 6.6 g/L
Halliday Wine Companion 2022
Hand-picked fruit from the Tasman Peninsula, Coal River and Tamar Valleys. Fermented on full solids and matured 10 months in 35% new French oak hogsheads. Launching Tasmania's most exciting new premium label, the Fogarty Group sure has hit the ground running. This is pitch-perfect chardonnay that embraces the generosity of a warm season and frames it intricately in crystalline acidity, top-class oak and just the right whif of struck-flint reduction. Masterfully assembled and a joy to taste for the first time.96
Ray Jordan, The West Australian
The fruit is sourced from the Tasmar Valley, Coal River Valley and the Tasman Peninsula. This shows the tremendous potential for Tasmanian chardonnay. It has a slightly savoury and lightly toasty aroma with traces of creamy stone fruit and honeysuckle. Throw in some lifted touches of grapefruit and lemon zest with the subtle intrusion of roasted cashew and you get some idea of its complexity. The palate is immensely powerful yet delivers with a degree of restraint and poise. Traces of cumquat and lemon peel (Best drinking: Now to 2031).