2019 Limited Release Chardonnay
Vendor Millbrook

2019 Limited Release Chardonnay

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Club price: $45.00
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Winemakers Notes

"It's a treat to have a wine available that has gained complex and flavourful characters with cellaring time in bottle. A great white wine option that leads through autumn and into winter, paired with comforting dishes like roast chicken or pumpkin & sage risotto."

Winemaker Emma Gillespie

Tasting Notes

colour

Pale gold in colour.

aroma

White nectarine and lemon curd nuances with roasted almonds.

palate

White peaches and pastry crust. The wine has intensity, power and richness with a wonderful line and length. A well-balanced Chardonnay with a pithy texture and supple oak tannins.

cellaring

Drink now or cellar for 5–10 years from vintage. 

Technical


Vintage

The 2019 growing season in Western Australia was both mild and atypically late, allowing for optimum ripeness to be achieved in this Chardonnay while retaining fresh, vibrant natural acid and varietal fruit flavours. Fruit was sourced from the Talisman vineyard in the Geographe region and was handpicked in the cool of the night.

Winemaking 

Handpicked and chilled before being whole bunched pressed directly to new and one-year-old French barriques for wild fermentation.

After fermentation, the barrels were topped and stirred monthly. After six months in oak, the wine was then bottled in December 2019.

region

Geographe

variety

Chardonnay 

analysis

  • Alcohol: 14.0%
  • pH: 3.31
  • TA:  7.5 g/L

Food Pairings

Grilled crayfish with garlic butter and baby carrots.

Awards


Perth Hills Wine Show 2019

Geographe and WA Alternative Varieties Wine Show 2019

Australian & New Zealand Boutique Wine Show 2020

Decanter World Wine Awards 2021



Reviews


Erin Larkin, Halliday Wine Companion 2021

Chilled, whole-bunch pressed, wild-fermented, 100% mlf, matured in French oak (70% new). Very intense and long, the mlf certainly needed to soften the acidity to the level needed. A very classy wine with a lengthy future.

95 Points 95

Ray Jordan, The West Australian Wine Guide 2021

A slightly less intense year than both 2018 and 2020, but instead you have a delightfully delicate and refined chardonnay displaying so much that's to like. Light roasted cashew and grapefruit with nectarine notes on the nose. The palate shows that slight struck-match complexity cutting through the fleshier nectarine and spicy peach. A lovely wine. 

94 Points 94

James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2023

Luscious, opulent chardonnay that rolls around the mouth dispensing its peach and fig fruit wherever it goes. But it's not fleshy, and carries its alcohol without protest.

93 Points 93

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