Saturday, 26 April 2014

McWilliam's Appellation Series Tumbarumba Chardonnay 2013

The Appellation Series of wines released by McWilliams sets out to highlight various wine regions within NSW.

I'm so pleased I started my journey through the range with this Chardonnay. What a belter! To those who believe Chardonnay is nothing but heavily oaked, think again.

I felt my nose was dragged into the glass. Attractive nuttiness and florals. Throw in some fleshy peach and a dash of creaminess and that about sums it up. Captivating stuff.

The fruit is the hero here and it's hard not to top up the glass again and again.

Delicious and then some. Keep an eye out for it.

Who: McWilliams 
What: Chardonnay (12.5% alc)
Where: Tumbarumba
When: 2013
How much: $24

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  1. Tasted this wine at the cellar door last week and what a comparison it was to warmer climate chardonnays. Surprisingly I think it experienced MLF to bring out some of that chardonnay butteriness.

    1. Sure is different to many Chards from warmer climates as you say, particularly if you had the opportunity to taste cool and warm side by side at the CD.
      Great to see so many more fruit driven Chardonnays out in the market now.
      Which of the two would you prefer?