Wednesday, 29 June 2016
Usher Tinkler Reserve Chardonnay 2015
To the wine... I know nothing about the history, vineyard or making of this wine - only from what I experienced when tasting, rather, drinking it by the fire later that evening.
Smart presentation - wax seal, super heavy bottle, trendy label too. This spent a little too much time in the freezer as we tried to chill it down quickly. It certainly needs to be served at the right temperature. We were just thirsty.
Minerally with an oak hit, white peach runs through the core. Not overly deep nor rich but there is a persistent and long finish. There is a moreish factor about it. The longer it sat in the glass the more it grew on me.
I enjoyed a couple of glasses but there are other $50 Chards I'd lean to given the choice.
Will cellar for eight top ten years.
Region: Hunter Valley
Source: Cellar Door purchase
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