The appearance is pale and stone fruit aromas dominate. This wine was made with the intention for the fruit to be fresh, and it is exactly that. Refreshing and ticks all the right boxes. So many Chardonnays in this price bracket are dominated by chunky or heavy oak. This wine, not so much. A splinter of oak adds to the character but by no means is it a chunk of 2x4 whacking you over the head.
Stonefruit flavours linger beautifully and entice the next sip ever so easily. Above average length too.
A wine made under the McWilliams umbrella, and made well. I even tested it with a non Chardonnay fan and they not only liked it but were surprised when I said it was a Chardonnay.
Who: Arm Chair Critic http://echelonwine.com.au/wine/armchair_critic
What: Chardonnay (13% alc)
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