Saturday, 22 September 2012

Under & Over Tumbarumba Chardonnay 2011

I wasn't sure of what may lay ahead of me looking at the label. Not much wow factor nor does it stand out against other labels. But for a sub $15 wine, I was left quite pleased with the contents.

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
What: Chardonnay (13% alc)
Where: Tumbarumba
When: 2011
How: $15

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  1. I always like such kind of wines. It's always be pleasure to drink such wine specially with the family members. Awesome. I love this, your article so interesting. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Thanks for reading!
    A no nonsense drop which pleases the senses and the hip pocket. I hope you enjoy many more drops with your family!


  3. Thank you for your tips, this is a great site. I love Chardonnay and will give this one a try. Have been drinking some Chardonnay from WA but at a higher price.

    1. Thanks George and I'm pleased you enjoy reading the posts. Which Chardonnays have you been drinking?