2016 Reserve Chardonnay

“Approx. 4 months after vintage, Geoff and Scott undergo a blind tasting to select the finest barrels from our Coonawarra and McLaren Vale vineyards that make the grade for our Reserve Chardonnay. These barrels are blended together in tank then returned to new French oak hogsheads for additional maturation prior to bottling.”-Geoff Merrill



Wine Reviews:

95 points -Australian Wine Showcase Magazine

94 points -Sam Kim (Wine Orbit)

“A blend of grapes from McLaren Vale and Coonawarra, this magnificently styled Chardonnay shows nectarine, rock melon, vanilla and cedar characters on the nose with lemon peel and brioche nuances. The palate is concentrated and wonderfully weighted with excellent depth and intensity, backed by creamy texture and bright acidity.5 stars.”

92 points -Huon Hooke (The Real Review)"Recommended Top Value"

Full yellow colour. The bouquet shows a lot of oak, and some low-level sulfides. Roasted hazelnuts. The wine is full and rich in the mouth with abundant flavour and complexity. There are meaty charcuterie and honey, vanilla and malt notes. A full-on oak-driven chardonnay with the full paintbox.”

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