Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Shottesbrooke Single Vineyard Chardonnay 2016


A step up from the entry level Estate Chardonnay but not necessarily a big one. This comes off a vineyard planted in 1996 and sits 540m above. Google coordinates are even listed on the label - not something all that common but the terroir freaks will get their kicks with that.

Pineapple with the shoulder to the wheel here. It's tangy and zippy. Whipped butter and creamy oak is hard at it too. A wine hard to get into really. Some caramel washed about with peach but it's a bit washy overall and doesn't dance with rhythm from nose to taste. Lemony acid to finish, albeit a little tart.

Interestingly, the price has come down from $40 for the 2015 to $33 for the 2016. You can do better for that money.

Drink now to three years.

87/100

Region: Adelaide Hills
RRP: $33
Source: Sample
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